Saugatuck Douglas 42nd Annual Fall Gallery Stroll: Part II

Posted on: September 24, 2019   |   Posted in: Art, News, Things To Do In Saugatuck

long navy buliding with white trim and trees in front

brick old school house with green shrubbery and trees and a bright blue sky

yellow shop with garden grasses and a sign that says water street gallery

6 gold framed art drawings on a wallpapered wall

big white house with black shutters and landscaped gardens with a touch of fall color

The Saugatuck Fall Gallery Stroll Continues Just Across The Bridge

The Annual Fall Gallery Stroll in Douglas is the other half of our exciting fall art event.  Across the Kalamazoo in the neighboring towns of Douglas and beyond, galleries open their doors.  We feature J. Petters Galleries, Waterstreet Gallery, and Button Gallery. But, all the galleries we list below offer unique art in creative settings.  This is a beautiful event.  So, reserve your room soon.  That way you can join fellow art lovers at the Wickwood Inn for a weekend celebrating beauty in all its forms.

The Many Galleries In Douglas & Beyond On The Annual Fall Gallery Stroll

J Petters Gallery, Fine Art and Wine

The J Petters Gallery features artists for this year’s Fall Gallery Stroll who embrace the theme, Spatlese.  It comes from the old German word, meaning Late Harvest. But in today’s wine world, spatlese means something different.  It refers to ripe grapes that are long on the vine, but not always sweet as you may expect.  The artists featured this year exhibit this ideology in their work.  They include:

  • John Andersen: Uses the old master’s style to play with the changing light of the seasons.  He captures a very personal and view of landscape art.
  • Larry Welo: Often working on location, he uses a stylus on copper plates.  Welo creates etchings that translate 3 dimensions onto a single plate.
  • Michael Maitner: Maitner’s work reflects a very recognizable style popular in the 1930s-1950s known as American Regionalism.  The style is known because of the famous painting American Gothic.
  • Linda Rzoska: Nature, mythology, folklore and religion inspire her.  Then, Rzoska creates works that capture the spirituality of her environment.
  • Julie Quinn: Working in ink, oil, and acrylic on clay board she recreates an artistic expression of her spiritual journey.
  • James Griffin; A realist with a dash of abstract, Griffin paints with his whole body.  He embraces his background as an illustrator and his travels through South America.

The opening reception at the gallery will take place on Saturday, October 12th from 6-8pm.  First, they set the mood with live jazz by Jay Bertalan & Richard Beelen. Then throughout the evening, guests enjoy light refreshments and art demos.  And it goes without saying, experience ‘Spatlese’ in their Petter Wine Gallery wine bar.

Waterstreet Gallery

Finishing Touch, at the Waterstreet Gallery exhibits during the Annual Fall Gallery Stroll.  It features the works of all artists in many genres, including paintings, glass, sculpture and mixed media.

Button Gallery

The Button Gallery renews focus on the works of its resident fine artists.  Their promise is a “salon style” exhibit that best shows off their art and sculpture for the annual October art event.

More Art To Explore On The Gallery Stroll

  • Marcia Perry – Wooden Sculpture
  • Thistle Gallery – Fine Handmade Creations in Varied Mediums
  • Peachbelt Gallery – Original Local Art
  • The Palette Gallery – Contemporary Art and Objets d’Art
  • Mr. Miller’s Art Emporium – Fine and Fun Art, Jewelry, Pottery and Glass
  • Mixed Media Gallery – Traditional and Contemporary Art
  • LebenArt Gallery – Digital Art
  • Studio 126 – Art and Design Studio
  • Fernwood 1891 – Fine Art and Craft
  • Thirdstone Studios – Innovative Contemporary Art
  • Khnemu Sculpture Studio and Gallery – Handmade Art Pottery and Pottery Classes

Some of The Best Art At Gallery Stroll Is At Wickwood Inn

Don’t miss any of the fine art in Saugatuck.  Continue your weekend of art and inspiration with a stay at the Wickwood Inn. The Inn houses its own unique collection of art curated from our travels at home and abroad. Even though your gallery stroll experience, your art experience continues.  Relax in the comfort of your private room and contemplate the beautiful art that surrounds you still.

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