March 11th - March 29th

Art Out Loud

Adventure and art collide on the big screen and beyond at the annual Art Out Loud Festival here at the SCA. Through the power of film, music, food, and outdoor exploration we’ll take a deep dive into cultures and stories from around the globe. This immersive experience engages all senses and highlights the impact of artful collaboration.

What is Art Out Loud?

Experience the collision of adventure and art at the annual Art Out Loud Festival at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. 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 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. 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, welcoming participants of all ages.

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Meet a Mad Farmer

See it in: Big Green World

Saugatuck Dunes State Park

Explore it on Friday

Apayauq

See it in: Indomitable Spirit

Mountainfilm on Tour

Experience it on Saturday

Tear Down the City

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 8th annual Mountainfilm on Tour: Saugatuck. Kicking off with the Children’s Film Festival for our educational partners.

 Image Credit: Paddle Tribal Water

March 11 - 29

Virtual, on-site, and off-site available

Children’s Film Festival for Schools

Through the transporting power of film, students around West Michigan will travel all over the globe to experience powerful stories of culture, determination, heroic efforts, and bold adventures. Broken into age groups with appropriate films, each playlist includes a curriculum for teachers that reflects on what is explored in the films. Students will leave the theater feeling inspired, energized, and excited about new possibilities.

Saturday, March 16 | 10:00 am

Film for Families

Gather with your friends and family to get inspired, get creative, and get moving! Join us for an adventurous family-friendly playlist of short films curated by Mountainfilm on Tour that will spark joy for the whole family! Following the screening in our theater, we’ll meet in the lobby for all-ages activities inspired by the films.

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Friday, March 22 | 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Art Out Loud Community Festival Kick Off

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. This event is FREE and open to the public. We’ll be on site with hands-on outdoor inspired art making at The WiP (our mobile art truck). In addition, our community partners will add to the fun with their own activities and games.

Saturday, March 23 | 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Art Out Loud Community Festival

Immerse yourself in a sensory journey at Art Out Loud, an extraordinary experience where film, food, music, and visual art meet, all within the inspiring setting of West Michigan. Brimming with action, adventure, and excitement, Art Out Loud promises to broaden your horizons while delivering thrilling entertainment.

This event offers a full day of creative exploration, courtesy of award-winning short documentaries curated by Mountainfilm on Tour, hailing from picturesque Telluride, Colorado. Embark on a day of discovery, delving into the rich tapestry of diverse cultures, time-honored traditions, and awe-inspiring tales from around the globe through three unique film screenings that will leave you breathless, move you to tears, and have you applauding for more.

We always want to extend the party when we’re having a great time. That’s why we’ve included a Social Hour before the last screening and an After Party to follow the final credits.

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