About the SCA

Our Mission

The SCA is an arts center with a difference. We aim high and wide with a core mission of transforming lives by creating community, connecting people and spreading joy.  We focus on three areas: entertainment, education and engagement.  Something extraordinary is happening here. Won’t you join us?


For more than a century, Saugatuck has been home to a renowned artist colony (now the Ox-Bow School of Art & Artists’ Residency) and lots of artists.  In 2001, a group of local creatives looked to that legacy with a larger purpose in mind. Believing that a great arts community should have a great art center, and that a robust art center could help create an even more vibrant community, they purchased the abandoned Lloyd J. Harriss Pie Company factory. 

They envisioned the factory coming to life again, this time as a buzzing community-based art center. Fast forward and indeed, the former pie factory – now the Saugatuck Center for the Arts – is not only buzzing with year-round activity, it is the center of gravity for a community built on creative spirit.