Saugatuck Annual Spring Art Tour | Artz & Gardens Tour

Posted on: April 10, 2018   |   Posted in: Art, Getaways, Things To Do In Saugatuck

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Spring in Saugatuck is the perfect time for an art tour, and we’re delighted to introduce you to a few more of our friends on the 2nd Annual Artz & Gardens Tour!

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.”
~ Ruth Stout

“You have to create your life. You have to carve it like a sculpture.”
~ William Shatner


  • The tour is May 12 & 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • It features 6 studios, 2 gardens, and 17 artists
  • There’s no better way to be inspired this spring!

Wickwood Inn would love to be your home away from home for this fantastic weekend in Saugatuck. Reserve your guest room or suite today, and we’ll make sure you’ve enjoyed a homemade Farm To Table Brunch before you begin the tour.  Your complimentary happy hour will be ready when you return. Of course, all of our knowledgeable staff can answer any questions you may have along the way.

Let us introduce you to Professional Growers Lee & Kay Ver Schure and Artist Marcia Perry:

Guest Growers | Lee & Kay Ver Schure | WestView Farms
Featured at Stop #2 | Stone Forrest Pottery

“This year, we are excited to be featuring  patio, deck or balcony-sized containerized vegetable and fruit plants. Many folks who do not have the space for, or the time, to maintain a full-sized edibles garden. However, they can still ‘grow their own’ cucumbers, snap peas, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, strawberries and more with the smaller, but excellent yielding container-friendly plant varieties we will be featuring at Artz & Gardens Tour.

It is very inspiring to see creative individual artists and gardeners pull together to put on such a fine event. As growers and garden designers with university art school backgrounds, we feel right at home with this Artz and Gardens community.

This area is renowned for its interest in, and support for, original and unique art works and horticultural products. We love it here!”
~Lee & Kay Ver Schure

Marcia Perry
Stop #3 | Marcia Perry Sculpture Studio

“This year there will be a preview opportunity to visit MothersPark: 15 acres of duneland trees along a stream. There are new sites planted to showcase heritage garden perennials, herbs, native wildflowers, permaculture edible, organic fruit trees, bushes, and heirloom plants. There are also raised bed and straw bale gardens. The “fairy doors” tucked here and there to discover are also new!

The fairy doors have been created by multimedia award-winning miniaturist Colleen DeVore. Colleen’s doors provide a treasure hunt in or around the gardens.

Guest artist, Steve Peters’, totemic repurposed welded metal sculptures grace the landscape outdoors and his ceramic sculptures and artifacts will be on display indoors.

I am so inspired here by the gentle forms of the curving dunelands rising above the waters on which trees make their homes. This is the driving force for ecstatic aesthetic expression of gratitude and the personal recycling of creative energy.

I love that artists tend to be welcomed here, and we reciprocate by welcoming visitors to become friends.”

Join us at Wickwood for this amazing weekend full of art, beauty, and inspiration. Reserve your Spring getaway to Wickwood Inn today!

“Sculpture is the art of intelligence”
~ Pablo Picasso

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