June 17th - September 12th

Create Community: Spaces for Discovery

A collaborative public installation celebrating our Holland-Saugatuck-Douglas-Fennville community landscapes.

7 locations | 4 communities
2 artists | 1 art center

What if art could serve as a bridge, bringing people from different walks of life together? What if it could surprise and delight you while also challenging you to see the familiar in new ways?

During our 20th Anniversary season, the SCA is producing a special outdoor installation that stitches together Saugatuck, Douglas, Holland, and Fennville - focusing on the unique spaces and places that are hallmarks of each community.

Create Community: Spaces for Discovery, designed by artists Jeremy Barnett and Jason Maracani, uses “everyday objects” (many found in our local environments) to call to mind our community’s deep environmental treasures like the river and lake, agricultural fields, woodlands, dunescapes, and more.

Meet The Artists

Jason and Jeremy began working together as scenic designers in the theatre. Their unconventional approach to storytelling led them to create sculpture-like sets that engage the imagination and embrace the audience as part of the theatrical event. After a number of years creating performance spaces out of simple, repeated objects, infused with light and color, the designers began experimenting with designing spaces outside of the theatre.

Their adventures carried them to interesting places around the world. From living in a cave in Spain to harvesting river cane in the Sierra Segura – Jeremy and Jason are constantly looking for ways to change perspectives, highlight natural beauty, and finding joy in unexpected locations.

Explore the Exhibit

“There’s something about each of these locations that creates joy.” – Jeremey Barnett

Create Community: Spaces for Discovery spans across our special corner of the globe with installations throughout Saugatuck, Douglas, Fennville, and Holland. Each location features a way to interact with, learn from, and see our community in a creative new way. Explore all of the sites and earn a special thank you gift from the SCA and artists.

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Make your Contribution

You can add your own piece to the puzzle! There are opportunities for creatives of all ages to work with Jeremy, Jason, and Crew on Create Community: Spaces for Discovery! Sign up for one of our classes OR volunteer to get hands-on long term.

Sponsors

Creating Community: Spaces for Discovery is the first installation of this size and scale at the SCA. We are endlessly thankful for the generous support that our sponsors have provided to make this dream a reality.

Bill Underdown +
Tammy Kerr

Andy Knight + Beau Gratzer

Jeff Antaya + Peter Rosenfeld

Mary Kay + Mark Baker

Gina + Kevin Bognar

Richard Heriford + Guy Ballard

Ken Altman

Tim Straker + John Cannarsa

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