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Art à Loan Returns!

October 31, 2017

Art Lease Program “Art à Loan”

Opens November 15


The award-winning Art à Loan program returns (for its’ twenty-second year) to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts (400 Culver Street), featuring work from Saugatuck Public School students. Art à Loan will open on Wednesday, November 15 with a reception from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, gallery doors will open at 6:45 with leasing starting promptly at 7pm.


A jury of art professionals has selected pieces included in Art à Loan, Saugatuck Public Schools’ student art lease program. The collection of selected work is comprised of pieces created by student artists ranging from grades kindergarten through 12, creating a variety of artwork available. Each piece is professionally matted, framed, and labeled with tags identifying the program, the artist, and his or her year in school.


The pieces can be leased for $150 per year, for public display in offices, shops, restaurants, lobbies and more where they will remain on display for one year starting January 3, 2018. The program is self-supporting; proceeds from this year will cover next year’s costs.


“Art à Loan is our most important event of the year. It's such a wonderful way to bridge our schools to our community and we can't thank the Saugatuck Douglas business professionals and owners enough for all of their support over the past 22 years,” shares Danielle Hanna, Saugatuck High School’s art teacher and Melissa Pawlak, Douglas Elementary's and Saugatuck Middle School's new visual arts teacher. It’s such a blessing to be an art teacher in a community that is so profoundly connected to the visual arts. Our students feel that connection and know they’re a part of something truly special and unique.”


Following the opening event, Art à Loan will be on display in the Bertha Krueger Reid Exhibition Hall (located within the SCA) from 9 am to 5 pm weekdays and during performances through December, 2017. Admission is free of charge.


Thank you to Sarah Harris with The Nines Gallery and Framing Studio in Holland for making the framing of this year's show a reality.    


Those interested in leasing artwork but unable to attend the opening event can contact Danielle Hanna at Saugatuck High School, 269.857.2133 or by email at dhanna@saugatuckps.com.



Maddox Reed (4th Grade) and Tessa Knap (4th Grade)


Students in this years event:  Grady Palmer (1), Lincoln Hardy (1), Christopher Aumaugher (1), Tommy Bullinger (2), Hudson MacPherson (2), Maximus Schulz (2), Sophia Bovo-Schmokel (3), Lily Hass (3), Annika Vanderbeek (3), Maddox Reed (4), Julia Lowery (4), Tessa Knap (4), Sophie Kuipers (5), Carter Miller (5), Kari Chelevig (5), Joseph Nemith (6), Elsa Nor (6), Noah Lankheet-Rathbun (6), Naleah Boyers (7), Grace Williams (7), Will Ayers (7), Ava Fink (8), Emma Rookus (8), Eleni Persinger (8), Knole Ihle (9), Katie Ayers (9), Ansley Ellison (9), Madison Dedic (10), Cheyenne Lankheet-Rathbun (10), Emma Firmiss (10), Madelyn Moore (11), Erin Stannis (11), Morgan Beckman (11), Claire Stannis (12), Melody Antel (12), Paisley Sipes (12), Evan Hotary (2017 graduate), Michelle Malkowski (2017 graduate), and Kalie Lavery (2017 graduate).


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