September 13 – October 13, 2022

Art á Loan 2023


About Art à Loan

For the twenty-eighth year, the Art à Loan program is returning to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts to feature student work from Saugatuck Public Schools. The annual Art à Loan opening reception with art leasing will take place Wednesday, September 13.

The Art à Loan pieces are selected by area art professionals and are comprised of student artists ranging from grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. Each piece is professionally matted, framed and labeled with tags identifying the program, the artist and grade level.

Danielle Hanna, Saugatuck High School’s art teacher, and Melissa Pawlak, Douglas Elementary and Saugatuck Middle School’s visual art teacher are both passionate about building connection through art and are grateful to belong to a supportive and engaging art community. Danielle and Melissa both agree that their students feel the support and connection from the community and Art à Loan helps them be a part of something truly special and unique.

Following the opening event, Art à Loan will be on display in the Saugatuck Center for the Arts Gallery from 10 am to 4 pm weekdays and during performances through October 13, 2022. Admission is free of charge.


The Art à Loan opening reception will take place Wednesday, September 13 at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Gallery doors will open at 6:45pm with leasing beginning promptly at 6:45 pm. 

Student artwork can be leased for $150 per year, for public display in offices, shops, restaurants, lobbies and other community spaces in the greater Saugatuck area. The artwork will remain on display for one year starting October 16, 2023. The program is self-supporting; proceeds from this year will cover next year’s costs.

Lessors can pick up their leased works on October 16 at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, after this time the artworks will be available by contacting Danielle Hanna at Saugatuck High School, 269.857.2133 or by email at

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

Special Thanks

The Nines
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.

Students in this year’s event

Colton Mapes – Lula Slenk – Margret Tolley – Elise Kimble – Dallas Schloss – Madisyn Kragness – Emily Strong – Aria Mapes – Ella Pitic – Harper Gries – Ivy LeClaire – Asher Gregg – Hannora Maher – Nova Frazier – Olive O’Connor – Ella Vanderbeek – Emmy Rodewald – Alette Rodriguez Kupres – Ellie O’Connor – Asah Nieuwsma – Kaedence Carney – Finley Holley – Sophia Firmiss – Laine Borst – Thomas Bullinger – Evelyn Meivogel – Novella DeGraaf – Annika Vanderbeek – Analeah Green – Avery Smith – Sophie Kuipers – Ada Roth – Maeve Wrenn – Layla Vinten-Johansen – Madelyn Klein – Sophia DeGraaf – Mia Zerfas – Adele Nieuwsma – Anna DeYoung

Special Hours

Open Monday – Friday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm plus additional hours on:

Saturday, September 23 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, September 30 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, October 7 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


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