Sept. 21 - Oct. 9
Only 30 minutes from Saugatuck
Artwork of all kinds fills
Grand Rapids for a huge annual celebration of creativity where visitors
choose the winner of the $250,000 prize.
unite for ArtPrize
painters contributing to the 150-square-foot ArtPrize entry called
"Re-View: Saugatuck Douglas" that will hang in The B.O.B. in Grand
Rapids for the third annual art competition opening in September. The
world's largest Art Prize h-m-m!
re-creation of the iconic work of art school painters along the
Kalamazoo River is bringing together creative talents that are sometimes
divided by that very river.
"Dreaming ties all mankind together." --- Jack Kerouac
Your Picture, Here: An Exhibition of Faces in Places that Define
Through October 3
Preview screening for Ken Burns'
Wednesday, September 14
Documentary Premier everydayPeople
Saturday, September 17
Free Form Knitting
Thursday, September 22
From Scotland to Saugatuck: The Life of the S.S. Kewatin
The film that cost 20 trillion dollars to produce.
a Re-Cap of "Re-View"
The Yamma Ensemble
Arts Midwest World Fest!
Saturday, November 5
Real to Reel Documentary Series
A Big Deal on
Saturday, Sept. 17
The 2011 Heritage
Festival Home Tour celebrates the charming village character of
Douglas, Michigan. The buildings opened for this special event are
modest in size but ideal for today’s "small is beautiful" design and
living sensibilities - and they range in time from the village's
oldest (1851) to stylishly contemporary.
Crow Cottage, 31
Spring Street -- built 2007 on a very narrow lot smack in
the middle of the village, this small, contemporary,
open-plan, owner-designed house features interesting wood
finishes and use of concrete block, upper sitting porch
with fireplace, and a striking art collection. An enclosed
garden leads to an even smaller guest house behind, called
Kirby House, 294 W. Center Street
-- built in 1890 as a Queen Anne style house, originally was the
private residence of Frank and Sarah Kirby. Mrs. Kirby and daughter
later converted it into a guest-house, and eventually it became
Douglas' first hospital. In the 1980s it underwent extensive
restoration/renovation to become a Victorian jewel.
Pump House Museum
Museum is one of Michigan's best-known and most-visited small-town
museums, annually drawing nearly 10,000 visitors to its exhibits and
more than 40,000 visitors to its outdoor garden and harbor-front
walkway at historic Mt. Baldhead and just steps from the Saugatuck
2011 Museum Exhibit
A Village Patchwork: Everyday Life in Saugatuck and Douglas
Museum is open weekends in September
"The end is nothing, the road is all."
--- Willa Cather
Apple Picking at Cranes
Time to visit Crane Orchards to “pick your own” apples! Then go to
their Pie Pantry for terrific soups, homemade pies, cider and cider
doughnuts. In the orchard are, Ginger Gold, Honey Crisp, Gala, Mutsu,
Fuji, Ida Red, Empire Golden, and Cortlands.
They are great for apple
pies, applesauce, cobblers, crisps, strudels, and cider. It’s a fine
time of year and we live smack in the center of Michigan’s Fruit Belt
with orchards all around us.
Sept. 12 - 16
Midnight in Paris
Sept. 19 - 24
Oct. 10 - 15
Life Above All
Nov. 7 - 12
Saugatuck-Douglas Harvest Festivals
• Oct 1 Douglas Oktoberfest, Beery Field
• Oct 1 & 2 Blue Coast Artists Fall Tour
• Oct 8 Harvest Country Road Rally
• Oct 9 Chili Cook-Off in Saugatuck
• Oct 15 Fall Funfest - Pumpkin Carving, Pie Eating,
Tug of War, Coghlin Park, Saugatuck
• Oct 22, 28, 29 Spook House, Coral Gables
• October 29 Halloween Harvest Festival - Music,
Children's Parade & Adult After Dark Parade
"The best show in Saugatuck debuts with autumn’s foliage."
--- Midwest Living
THE RED BARN THEATER
The Judy Show
After a year’s absence and another
sold out summer on the East Coast and Europe, Michael Holmes is
delighted to bring his award winning production of The Judy
Show back home to Saugatuck's Red Barn Theater for one night
The Adams Family
Remember these hits? "Sh-boom" by The
Chords. How about "Itty Bitty Pretty One" by the Alley Cats.
Everybody's favorite "One Fine Day" by The Chiffons. "Dream a
Little Dream" and the Mamas and the Papas in their San Francisco
bath tub. You can enjoy these songs and a trip through popular
music history with The Adams Family Band in a special one-night
Sept. 23-35, 30, Oct. 1
A modern romantic comedy about a
marriage and a dog. Hilarious!
27th Annual Goose
October 8 - 10, Fennville
Three days of Wild
Goose Chase 5K and 15 K Runs, Pet Contests, Parades, King and
Queen Pageant, Carnival Rides, Arts and Craft Show, Historical
Lectures, Goose Calling Contest, and Food Stands.
Saugatuck-Douglas Autumn Art Gallery Exhibits
Saugatuck’s internationally famous local artist, Bill Olendorf
with the Family’s Private Art Collection. A rare opportunity.
DePree Art Gallery
Island reflections: The Contemporary Art of Curacao
Through October 1
Through October 5
October 8 & 9
Art Glass, Nov. 5 & 6
James Brandess Studio and Gallery
Marcia Perry's Sculpture Studio
Peachbelt Studio & Gallery
"I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream."
--- Vincent van Gogh
October 1 Artisanal Yard Sale
October 8 Finding Your Core
October 8 Indoor Picnic- Brian Cutean sings
Classes and Private
Green Markets Here!
We’re surrounded by farms, farm
stands, and several Green Markets that
gather their harvest. Shop:
The Summertime Market for everything from Creswick farm raised cuts
of meat to local eggs, goat cheese and produce. Open daily.
• The SCA Green Market Highlights Farmers with produce and
nurseries with flowers and trees. Every Friday from 8 am to 2 pm.
The Holland Farmer’s Market abounds with stands from early Spring
until the frost. Arrive early, it’s crowded. Every Wednesday and Saturday
River North Chicago Dance Company, Sept
29 & 30
Enso String Quartet
Kenny Barron Trio
Frederik Meijer Gardens
Herb & Gourd Festival
September 16-October 30
Chrysanthemums & More
September 21-December 31
Sculpture Today: New Focus New Forms
"Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is."
--- Jackson Browne
Wine Tasting Rooms
Round Barn Winery
• Sept 17 Formerly Hip Band
• Sept 21 Jami Lula LIVE
• Sept 24 Last Call Band
• Oct 1 Hand & The Halktones with Junior Valentine
• Oct 8 Harvest Fest - 3 Bands & Beer all day
• Oct 15 Vincent Hayes
• Oct 22 Matt Gariel
• Oct 29 Halloween Party, Last Call & Fischer Bands
Bill Bynum & Co.
Hoots & Hellmouth
Anne Hills & Michael Smith
Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo
Ray Kamalay & his Red Hot Peppers
Who Hit John?
Golf Courses in and around Saugatuck
Saturday, September 24
“Opportunities seldom come
along. When they do, you have to grab them”
Saturday, October 15
Coghlin Park, Saugatuck
Holidays 2011 at
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- January 2
Festival of Trees
A tree graces every room and surprises are around every corner. Mulled
Wine, Christmas Cookies, special Holiday Brunch and Hor’s d’ouevre
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Village Lighting Ceremony
Carolers & Refreshments
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Horse Drawn Carriage
Dickens Christmas Carol
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to January 1
Unwind, walk our trails, enjoy the fires ---
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New Year's Eve
Champagne and Spectacular Candlelight Evening Hors d’ouevres *Fireworks
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January 1, 2012
Happy New Years!!
Cooking Classes 2012
Feb. 25, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31