Art Out Loud returns in March

Adventure and Art Collide at Art Out Loud

Tickets go live on Thursday, November 16!

Dive deep into a world of cultures, stories, and traditions from across the globe through a mesmerizing blend of film, music, food, outdoor exploration, and so much more!

Embark on a journey as award-winning short films, courtesy of Mountainfilm on Tour (a selection from the renowned Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, CO), transport you to diverse landscapes and cultures; savor unique culinary creations inspired by these films, expertly crafted by Chef Mindy Trafman; explore the picturesque Saugatuck Dunes State Park; and don’t forget to join us on an Art Coast adventure alongside our esteemed community partners in Saugatuck, Douglas, and Fennville.

This immersive experience engages every sense and underscores the transformative power of artistic collaboration and playful exploration.

What's the best way to experience Art Out Loud?

Don’t miss a single moment of the action! Get the Art Out Loud All Access Pass for only $80/person! The All Access Pass includes:

  • Admission to ALL weekend screenings
  • Your first drink on us!
  • Early access to the theater pre-show to get the “best seats in the house”
  • SCA branded merch
  • Deals + Perks at partner businesses
  • Registration to the Friday night Kick Off event

Art Out Loud Kick Off
Friday, March 22 | 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Find inspiration and immerse yourself in the beauty that surrounds us in West Michigan for the kick off of Art Out Loud at the Saugatuck Dunes State Park. Beginning at the State Park parking lot (aka, the north lot), stroll down the Beach Trail for a lantern-lit, family-friendly hike. After you hike, grab a coffee and play at games and activities provided by our community partners!

Playlist 1: Big Green World
Saturday, March 23 | 10:00 AM | 120 minutes

Take a deep dive into narratives about diverse cultures, important causes, time-honored traditions, and remote environments that might remain uncharted without the captivating possibility of film! For those who have a passion for the great outdoors, all forms of wildlife, and the quest to build a brighter future – join us on the thrilling expedition of the Big Green World.

Playlist 2: Indomitable Spirit
Saturday, March 23 | 2:00 PM | 126 minutes

Tales of individuals who are unstoppable, who persist unwaveringly in the face of challenges, and who unfailingly discover a path forward. Whether it’s the high-speed rush of heart-pounding adrenaline or the quiet, profound moments that linger… inspiration is woven into every instant within the narrative of Indomitable Spirit.

Playlist 3: The Medley
Saturday, March 23 | 7:00 PM | 118 minutes

Inspiration and instances of remarkable enlightenment can emerge from the most surprising places. Between bursts of uncontrollable laughter, profound contemplation, and quiet depths of tear-filled silence – this playlist will offer captivating moments of fascination to all. Find motivation and moments of extraordinary awakening at The Medley.

In addition to the film – enjoy a culinary experience unlike any other with film-inspired treats by Chef Mindy Trafman before and after the final screening. While munching, sipping on a specialty drink from the bar, and conversing with friends – savor the sweet sounds of live music playing in the lobby. All included in your ticket!

Last Year Flash Back

Take a look back at the fun we had last year to get inspired for Art Out Loud! We can’t wait to see what new worlds we’ll explore, ideas we’ll inspire, and stories we’ll hear together this year!

What are you waiting for? Member tickets are only available for 48 hours until they go out to the public. We know you want your bragging rights as being one of the first of your friends to get tickets to Art Out Loud.

Thank you to our sponsors who make events like Art Out Loud possible

PLATINUM: Experience Grand Rapids
GOLD: Landsharks
BRONZE: Ihle Auto Service | Scrapyard Climbing Collective


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