Events


Summer Wine Events: 
 

HARVEST DINNER   

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH, 2018  

7 PM - 9 PM | Tickets Available 

Join us for a tented dinner hosted on our lawn featuring tastings from seven local restaurants and live plein aire paintings from our artists. Space is limited to the first 80 guests that register. The event is created by our local restaurant group Eat Drink Saugatuck Douglas Fennville.  They cooperate to collectively enhance the dining in our area, as well as to give back to the community they live in and love. 

Dinner will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. For more information, email us at info@jpettergalleries.

 

Summer Art Events:

ART SPEAKS! 

A POP-UP ART SHOW AND POETRY READING AT THE SAUGATUCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS   

THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018 | 7 PM | Free Admission, No Registration Required | Cash Bar 

 
Second-Saturday Gallery Strolls

A Bed of Roses, Rosé and a Bear

Saturday, June 9th, 2018: 3 pm - 6 pm, Instagram Influencer Weekend

Featured Artists: Eddie Mitchell, Ann Feldman, Nina Weiss, Carla Sutton, Gert Olsen, Lisa Vanderhill

Music by John Otto

What binds these artists? A taste for nature, a touch of floral, the accent of pink, and of course, a few bears. Sip a champagne punch, order a rosé, and join us for an afternoon of art, wine, artists demos, and nosh under the music of John Otto. 


The Whimsy of Regionalism and Reason

Saturday, July 14th, 2018: 4pm - 7pm

Featured Artists: Michael Maitner, Matthew Jacobson, Paul Van Heest, Jill Wagner, Kim Zahnow, Laura Testé, Sheila Bohanon

Music by John Otto played by Richard Beelen on base and Jay Bertalan on keyboards

There is something magical about the landscapes that surround us: our childhood rural vistas, Michigan sandy shores, horses led down dirt roads, and the casual ebb and flow of people in familiar places. There is also the abstract landscape of our own creation; the whimsical surreal of our dreams and curiosities. Join us for an evening of art, Michigan terroir wines, artist demos, and nosh under the music of John Otto. 

 A Naturalist's Guide to the Universe 

Saturday, August 11th, 2018: 4pm - 7pm

Featured Artists: Brian Sauerland, Helen Gotlib, Mike Kolansinski, Matt Swanson, Julie Quinn, Roger Blair, Patty Elzinga 

Music by John Otto

Obsessed with nature, these artists notice and appreciate the beauty that often goes unnoticed in our everyday panorama. Intrigued with the light and the way colors change and play on individual forms, these artists rethink the traditional landscape and apply a flair all their own. Each piece makes you stop and appreciate the forces of nature at work–frozen in time to be contemplated in its innumerable detail

Naturalist Wine Tasting!

Wander on over to the wine bar to taste and see a selection of wines that taste just as good as they are good for the earth. Kindred to how our naturalist artists appreciate the intricate work of nature in their art, these vintners and farmers are crafting wine with practices that are not just ecologically sound, but are equally economically viable and socially responsible (and mighty delectable we might add).



Saturday, October 6th, 2018: 4pm - 6pm 

Gallery Stroll Weekend

Featured Artists: Ed Herbeck, Kirsten Barton, James Griffin, Jeanne Rockett, Norma Penchansky Glasser, Linda Rzoska. 

(unfortunately Larry Welo will not be able to join us on Oct. 6th as originally planned. He promises to visit next summer!)

Music by John Otto

More Artists may be joining this list in the future. Check back soon! 


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