Fall + Winter Programming (+ Tickets)

We're growing into a new season at the SCA

Incredible cultural experiences, free community celebrations, music, film, creative programming, outdoor seasonal markets, and so much more are coming to the SCA this fall and winter. Over the spring and summer, we planted our seeds and started growing our roots, and now we’re blooming and bringing the light into the upcoming season.

Registrations open and tickets are now open for you, a generous member of our donor family. Public tickets go live on Tuesday, July 25 at 10:00 am.



Works by Michael Belmore
October 20, 2023 – January 26, 2024
The Anishinaabe word Ningaaseg, to artist Michael Belmore, means coming to a sudden stop or disappearing into the wind, becoming enveloped into the world. Michael’s work is focused on the Great Lakes environment, land, water, and what it means to be Anishinaabe.

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Works by Jane Kramer

October 20, 2023 – January 26, 2024
Michigan-based artist Jane Kramer is drawn to things that are fragile or easily overlooked, often rooted in an element of secrecy. In Foreshadowing, Jane photographed the shadows of endangered and threatened plant species in Michigan and transferred the images onto paper made from invasive plant species. The shadows speak to the ephemeral nature of endangered plant species and their struggle to survive.

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A Bright Night

Friday, October 27 | 6:00 PM

Back by popular demand, A Bright Night is a FREE celebration closing out the summer season. We’re kicking off the Halloween weekend with an all-ages party featuring exhibition artist Michael Belmore. Rooted in our local landscape, this festive evening highlights the beauty of nature, the joy in community, and the creativity that can be found all around us.
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Marcia Ball & Tinsley Ellis – Acoustic Songs and Stories

Friday, September 22 | 7:00 pm

Tinsley Ellis and Marcia Ball are excited to present an intimate evening of their music and memories in “Acoustic Songs and Stories”. Tinsley Ellis will perform many of his most popular songs followed by five-time Grammy Nominee, Marcia Ball, who will play the piano and sing her raucous and touching original numbers. They close out the show with a duo performance while swapping tales of travels.
Tickets: $25 – $65
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Heartache Tonight

Saturday, October 7 | 7:00 pm

Heartache Tonight is without question the finest Eagles tribute in the country. The band performs songs from all eras and all incarnations of the Eagles, including many of the individual member’s hugely popular solo hits. If you love the Eagles, don’t miss this incredible Eagles experience!
Tickets: $25 – $50
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Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper

Saturday, November 18 | 7:00 pm

Grammy-winning, fiddle-picking, bluegrass legend Michael Cleveland and his band, Flamekeeper, take the SCA stage for the first time. Michael began playing the fiddle at the age of 4, attended the Kentucky School for the Blind in Louisville, studying the Suzuki method of violin. In addition to touring with his band, Michael has performed with a legendary list of bluegrass greats like Billy Strings, Béla Fleck, Tommy Emmanuel, Vince Gill, and more. Limited VIP tickets available.
Tickets: $25 – $90
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A Taste of Michigan: A Fresh Coast Films Roadshow

Thursday, September 28th | 6:00 PM

Take a seat in the boutique theater at the SCA for this special one-time program that includes a selection of short films from Fresh Coast Film of Marquette, MI. Explore a diverse array of topics, tones, and creative moments through the magic of film. Before the show starts, fuel up with a plate of unique flavors by our Creative Fellow, Chef Mindy Trafman. Don’t want the fun to end after the show? Head over to our friends at Outside Coffee Company for an afterparty to keep the good times rolling.
Tickets: $40
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Kids Programming

In Progress with Ningaaseg

Join us for one of two hands-on 4-week programs inspired by exhibition artist, Michael Belmore. These free programs encourage students to learn about the power of persistence and the wonder of creating with natural materials. Classes take place on Tuesdays from 3:30 – 5:00 pm.

Session 1: Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 | 3:30 – 5:00 pm
In partnership with Fennville District Library, hosted at Fennville District Library.
Registration: FREE | More information here >> | Register >>

Session 2: Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 | 3:30 – 5:00 pm
At Saugatuck Center for the Arts
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Dancing Through the Pages: Change Sings

Saturday, November 4 | 1:30 – 4:00 PM

Fun for the whole family! Join Hope College’s StrikeTime Dance Theatre in the boutique performance space at the SCA for an interactive experience through dance and music. This program is based on Amanda Gorman’s book, Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem. Won’t you dance along?
Registration: $20/Family
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Adult Programming

Behind-the-Scenes with Michael Belmore

Thursday, October 12 | 6:00 pm

Join us for a rare and exclusive look behind-the-scenes with Canadian Anishinaabe artist Michael Belmore as he prepares for his upcoming exhibition at the SCA Ningaaseg. Hosted in his temporary studio space at the Outdoor Discovery Center. Light refreshments will be included as guests explore the in-progress works of this incredible artist.
Registration: $35
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Papermaking with Wild Plants

Thursday, October 19 | 6:00 PM

Create artisanal paper while making an impact on our local environment! Join exhibition artist Jane Kramer in a lesson on creating rag paper out of invasive plant species in Michigan. This class is perfect for beginners, curious artists, and paper makers! Plus, get an inside look at Jane’s exhibition, Foreshadowing.
Registration: $45
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Anishinaabe Beadwork Design

Saturday, November 11 | 1:00 PM

Learn a brief history of Native American beadwork and design with Anishinaabe artist and educator, Stephanie Jackson. Students will learn the 4-bead flat stitch, a demonstration of other techniques, and leave with their own creation! All supplies provided, as well as take-home kits and information.
Registration: $65
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Gather in the Gallery with Michael Belmore

Thursday, January 25 | 6:00 PM

The fifth in our boutique dinner series, Gather in the Gallery at the SCA is co-created by esteemed chef and level 3 Sommelier – SCA’s 2023 Creative Fellow Mindy Trafman. This intimate dine-in experience weaves together the wonders and delights of culinary and visual art, community, and traditions. This dinner features special guest, artist Michael Belmore.
Registration: $160
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Seasonal Markets

Winter’s Eve Market

Friday, November 3 | 4:30 PM

Join us for the perfect night of artisan craft cocktails, Michigan made wares, and cool tunes under the lights at the SCA. Grab a snack and one of our unique cold-weather inspired drinks to enjoy while you stroll through the booths of local top-notch creatives featuring artisan housewares and decor, hand-crafted wearables, treats for you and your pets, and MORE!
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Outdoor Holiday Market

Saturday, December 2 | 9:00 AM

Kick off the festive season with us at the Outdoor Holiday Market! We’ll be joined by local Friendors (that’s what we call a vendor who’s also a friend) in our Outdoor Plaza & Pavilion featuring high end crafts, home decor, wearables, jewelry, paper goods, artisan baked goods, greens, and much more. While you shop, enjoy one of our specialty holiday beverages from the bar and just try not to sing along to your favorite holiday numbers being played overhead.
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