Celebrating the Fine Arts During Saugatuck Expo

The second weekend of Saugatuck Expo, June 7 – 9, celebrates our region’s long-standing reputation for fostering and supporting the fine arts with an opportunity to explore our more than 30 art galleries and artist studios.

Week 2 Featured Events:

Jump into Summer with the Accidentals – June 7, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Downtown Saugatuck
Start your summer story — boat rides, beach walks, cook outs and sunsets — at the SCA! By jumping into summer vacation with an outdoor concert featuring one of Michigan’s hottest indie-folk bands, The Accidentals. Indulge in delicious food truck fare, craft drinks, hands-on art-making activities, exclusive art for purchase, and community conversations.

Listen to 94.5 The Q for a chance to win a pre-show Brewery Experience courtesy of Saugatuck Brewing Company. The brewery experience includes a private tour and tasting at the brewery, a gift certificate, pint glasses, koozies and more! Click here to learn more about this giveaway!

This is a FREE event for community members and visitors alike! Click below to check out one of the Accidentals’ hit songs, “Michigan and Again.”

Summer Gallery Stroll/Art on Center – June 8, 6-8 p.m., Downtown Saugatuck & Douglas

Experience the Art Coast of Michigan by strolling through our many galleries and studios in downtown Saugatuck and Douglas. While every participating gallery will have artwork on display and for sale, each gallery will also offer unique experiences throughout the evening. Click here to download and print the Gallery Stroll Map.

Participating galleries and studios for Art on Center include: 

Water Street Gallery
Mr. Miller’s Art Emporium
Button Gallery
Mixed Media Gallery
LebenArt Gallery
The Palette

Participating galleries and studios for Summer Gallery Stroll include:

James Brandess Studios & Gallery
J. Petter Galleries
Armstrong DeGraaf International Fine Art Gallery
Good Goods
Cynthia McKean’s Studio

Be sure to check out participating art galleries and studios in Fennville as well:

Aspen Glenn Studio
Dawn Stafford’s Peachbelt Studio & Gallery
Fernwood 1891
Khnemu Studio on Fernwood Farm

Where to Stay During Expo

Wanting to stay the weekend for a true art lovers experience? If you book during June 7-9 with one of our featured lodging partners, you could gain access to an exclusive art event. Ticket quantities are limited. Call the Saugatuck/Douglas Welcome Center at 269-857-1701 for more details.

Saugatuck/Douglas at a Glance

Long known as the Art Coast of Michigan, the Saugatuck/Douglas region has captivated visitors with it’s creative, diverse and naturally beautiful communities. Stunning stretches of acclaimed beaches, the tranquil Kalamazoo river, quaint locally-owned boutiques, galleries and lodging, strollable downtowns and winding wooded trails; Saugatuck/Douglas has been the premier recreation and leisure destination since the early 1900s.

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