SGAAC has two events coming up!  Scroll down to read about our grant writing workshop in January and our Choose Art!/Art Out Of The Closet fundraiser in February. We hope you can join us.

Grant Writing Workshop To Be Offered

Do you have an idea for an arts or culture workshop, project or event that needs funding?  The Spring Green Area Arts Coalition and the Sauk County UW-Extension, Arts, and Culture Committee want to help you bring that project proposal to one of their organizations. Register for Write a Grant Tonight! The writing lab will take place on Thursday, January 17th 2019, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. upstairs at The Shed in Spring Green.  Grant writers who know Arts Coalition and Sauk County grant application processes well will help you draft a narrative and budget for your project. Bring as many project participants as you would like, and your group will be paired with grant advisors for the evening.

Draft a Creative Community Grant, Artistic Development Grant or a Eureka grant proposal for the Arts Coalition, or a Good Idea! Mini Grant or Arts, Humanities, and Historic Preservation Grant (AHHP) proposal for the Sauk County UW-Extension, Arts, and Culture Committee.  Or bring your questions and applications for other grant programs.  

To learn more about the Sauk County UW-Extension, Arts, and Culture grants available, please visit To learn more about Spring Green Area Arts Coalition grants, please visit

Register at  You will receive information to help you prepare for the workshop.

Participation is not a guarantee that you will receive a grant, nor are you required to attend the workshop to apply for a grant. Peer Review Panels review applications and make recommendations to each board for approval and funding. However, you will leave the workshop with a draft of a well-prepared proposal.

Please note that the deadline for SGAAC Creative Community Grants and Artistic Development Grants is February 25th, so this is the perfect opportunity to get your questions answered and your grant well in hand before the deadline for the SGAAC grants.

For more information regarding SGAAC grants please contact SGAAC board member Melinda Van Slyke at For information regarding Sauk County grants please contact Haley Weisert at or 608-355-3250


Choose Art!/Art Out Of The Closet

The Spring Green Area Arts Coalition will once again be holding their annual winter fundraiser on Sunday, February 24th, 2019, at the Wisconsin Riverside Resort, S13320 Shifflet Road, Spring Green, Wisconsin. The event will run from 1:30-4:00.

This year's event, titled Choose Art!/Art Out of the Closet, will retain the ever popular Silent Auction and the much anticipated Creative Canvas sale with some new twists. In addition to making Creative Canvases, participating artists will also have the option of creating 3D art pieces. And entirely new this year, attendees will be able to bid on art adventures. Examples of art adventures include decorating a cake with a pastry chef, taking a sketching hike with a local artist, and crafting perfect cocktails with an expert mixologist. 

In support of this event, SGAAC is seeking donations of gently used art to sell at its annual recycled art auction.  Donations of professional quality art in good condition--paintings, sculptures, prints, photography, jewelry, pottery, textiles, lithographs and glass are now being accepted at the Spring Green General Store, 137 S. Albany Street, in Spring Green.  Forms at the site will ask donors to describe the items for auction and suggest a fair market value. There is a tax benefit for the year of donation.  Donations will be accepted at the General Store during business hours until February 17th. 

Creative Canvases, eight-inch by eight-inch squares of original art created by area artists, as well as 3D Creative Art Pieces, will be featured again at the February fundraising event. To acquire a Creative Canvas or a 3D Creative Art Piece, a $30 gift certificate can be purchased at Arcadia Books, the Spring Green General Store, Convivio, the Shoppe at Herbs, Spices & More, and at Nina’s Variety Store. Certificates will go on sale January 5th, 2019. Any certificates not sold in advance will be available for purchase at the event for $35 each. Holders of certificates may redeem them for the Creative Canvases or the 3D Creative Art Pieces of their choice during the February 24th event.  Winners of the Art Adventures will coordinate directly with the artist to schedule their time together. 

The event schedule will be as follows: Doors will open at 1:30 pm; the drawing for selections of Creative Canvases will begin at 3 pm; bidding on the Silent Auction and Art Adventures will close by 3:30. 

Proceeds from the event support the Spring Green Area Arts Coalition sponsorship of art and cultural programs that benefit communities in the River Valley.  Monies raised help to meet match requirements of an annual grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board.

For further information, please contact