What is Art Out Loud?
Adventure and art collide on the big screen and beyond at the annual Art Out Loud Festival at Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Take a deep dive into cultures, stories, and traditions from around the globe through film, music, food, and more. Open your mind and heart through reels of award-winning short films provided by Mountainfilm on Tour (via the acclaimed Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, CO), explore unique flavors inspired by films with SCA Creative Fellow Mindy Trafman, celebrate your story through journaling with SCA Exhibition Artist Ruth Crowe, and enjoy the Art Coast journey with other community partners in Saugatuck, Douglas, Fennville, and Holland.
Art Out Loud is the intersection of visual, audio, and performance art. This immersive experience engages all senses, and highlights the impact of artful collaboration for all ages.
Powder Snow Hokkiado
See it in: Big Green World
Artist Ruth Crowe
Meet her: after each screening and during Happy Hour
Write Your Line
See it in: Indomitable Spirit
Creative Fellow Mindy Trafman
Meet her: 6:00 - 7:00 in the lobby
See it in: The Medley
March 13 - 31
Art Out Loud takes over Saugatuck
Throughout the month of March, we’ll bring heart-pounding action, thought-provoking moments, and feel-good stories to the screen with the 6th annual Mountainfilm on Tour: Saugatuck. Kicking off with the Children’s Film Festival for our educational partners.
March 13 - 30 | Virtual, on-site, and off-site available
Children’s Film Festival for Schools
K-12 students travel the world and dive deep into heroic personal stories through the power of film. Inspiring stories about adventurous and brave youth their age, vibrant indigenous and multicultural stories, and moving animal rescue efforts are just some of the themes explored. Each collection highlights the importance of our connection to the land, as well as the importance of being brave and following your passion!
Saturday, March 18 | 10AM
Film for Families
Gather with your friends and family to get inspired, get creative, and get moving! Join us in the theater at the SCA for adventurous family-friendly short films from Mountainfilm on Tour, then meet us in the lobby and outdoors for engaging all-ages activities. Community partners will help bring the films to life with outdoor flair!
Image Credit: Shaba
Image Credit: This is Home
Saturday, March 25 | 9AM - 11PM
Art Out Loud Community Festival
Friday, March 24 | 6PM
Find inspiration and all-ages fun on Friday for the kick off of Art Out Loud at the Saugatuck Dunes State Park from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Beginning at the State Park parking lot, stroll down Beach Trail for a lantern-lit family-friendly hike. Grab a coffee or hot chocolate from Outside Coffee Company to fuel up for the adventure, play a game and join the fun with Saugatuck Brewing Co, then join the SCA at its new Mobile Art Truck (aka The WiP) for a make-and-take project crafting a paper lantern! Keep an eye out on the trail for hidden treasures and free giveaways from our friends at Woosah Outfitters and Landsharks. This event is FREE and open to the public.
This outdoor celebration is in partnership with Landsharks, Woosah Outfitters, Outside Coffee Company, Scrapyard Climbing, Saugatuck-Douglas Library, and Saugatuck Brewing Co.