March 24th - March 25th

Community Festival

Engage all five senses at an immersive experience intersecting film, food, music, and visual art at Art Out Loud, only at the SCA. Packed with action, adventure, and excitement – Art Out Loud will expand horizons while providing exciting entertainment.

Community Partners

Looking for something to do in your downtime?

We recommend checking out our incredible partners located throughout Saugatuck, Douglas, & Fennville. Show your Mountainfilm Pass and you’ll get special discounts, behind-the-scenes peeks, and unique food/beverage options.

Art Out Loud

Engage all your senses as we celebrate the interconnectedness of art in its many forms. Packed with action, adventure, and excitement – Art Out Loud will expand horizons while providing exciting entertainment. Film is at the center of this immersive experience with Mountainfilm on Tour, the longest-running film festival in the country, returning to Saugatuck for another year of heart-pumping adventure, tear-jerking stories, and inspiring triumphs.

In addition to three celebratory playlists of incredible shorts – we’re tying in visual art by Exhibition Artist Ruth Crowe, a culinary experience with SCA Creative Fellow Mindy Trafman, and more entertainment that will surprise and delight.

PLUS – Get amped up for the films with us on Friday evening with a lantern-guided hike at the Saugatuck Dunes State Park.

Don’t miss a single moment of the action – get the Art Out Loud All Access Pass for only $75/person.

SATURDAY, March 25

Image Credit: Flow

Saturday | 10AM

Playlist 1: Big Green World

135 minutes

It’s a big green world, let’s explore it! Dive in deep with stories of rich cultures, causes, traditions, and environments that may be out of reach without the power of film. For the love of the outdoors, creatures of all kinds, and creating a better future – join us for the Big Green World adventure.

Image Credit: North Shore Betty

Saturday | 2PM

Playlist 2: Indomitable Spirit

131 minutes

Stories of those who are impossible to stop, who never give up in the face of adversity, and who somehow find a way to continue on. From fast-paced moments of heart-racing adrenaline, to soft, meaningful pauses in time… inspiration will be found in every moment of Indomitable Spirit.

Image Credit: Fight or Flight

Saturday | 7PM

Playlist 3: The Medley

135 minutes

Motivation and moments of extraordinary awakening can be found in the most unexpected places. From hysterical laughter, to thoughtful consideration, to tear filled silence. This carefully crafted medley of shorts is designed to provide moments of intrigue for any viewer. In addition to the film – enjoy a culinary experience unlike any other with Chef + SCA Creative Fellow Mindy Trafman. All guests will receive a snack during happy hour (think walking charcuterie board) and TWO different small plates after the screening, inspired by the themes of the films and designed to foster conversation and reflection on the messages in the films.

Art Out Loud All Access Pass

The All Access Pass includes:

  • Admission to ALL weekend screenings
  • Your first drink on us!
  • Theater snacks
  • Early access to the theater pre-show to get the “best seats in the house”
  • Deals + Perks at partner businesses

Bonus events and inspirational add-ons

Friday | 6PM

Hike at Saugatuck Dunes State Park

Meet us at the trailhead of the Beach Trail for a family-friendly hike and FREE hands-on activity to get inspired for the day of film to follow. Grab a coffee or hot chocolate from our friends at Outdoor Coffee Company to fuel up for the adventure that is ahead of you, then join us at our new Mobile Art Truck for a make-and-take project crafting your paper lantern! Bring your new creation out on the trail as you stroll through a lantern-lit path out to the water.

**This event is free and open to the public. Tickets to the festival are not required, but encouraged for a full experience.

In addition to coffee, adventure, and projects — Woosah Outfitters will be hiding 15 tokens along the trail that can be redeemed for Woosah prizes like sticker packs, hats, prints, and gift cards!

Saturday | 12:15 PM • 4:15 PM

The Journal Project Tour

Join Exhibition Artist Ruth Crowe on mini-tours through her exhibition The Journal Project in the gallery at the SCA. These tours will take place after the morning and afternoon screenings after you exit the theater. Learn more about Ruth’s artistic process, the meanings behind her works, and the stories of grief, heartbreak, celebration, and success that accompany them.

Saturday | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Social Happy Hour

Grab a beer, wine, cocktail, or mocktail at the bar and enjoy the company of friends, neighbors, and family while you soak in the beautiful live jazz piano music of Rufus Ferguson and friends throughout the lobby and gallery. While you’re chatting and sipping, enjoy hands on activities to tap into your creative side.

Saturday | 9:30PM

The After Party

Tickets to the Medley include access to the Art Out Loud After Party including a culinary experience unlike any other with Chef + SCA Creative Fellow Mindy Trafman. All guests will receive a snack during happy hour or on the way into the theater (think walking charcuterie board) and TWO different small plates after the screening, inspired by the themes of the films and designed to foster conversation and reflection on the messages in the films.

While you converse with your community, enjoy your food (and another drink from the bar), Rufus Ferguson will join us for the second set of his moving music.

This Week at the SCA

The Saugatuck Center for the Arts connects people, sparks conversation, and builds community through a bold mix of entertaining, educational, and inspiring creative experiences.

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