Events

Find a treasure at Art out of the Closet January 29!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donations of gently used art are being collected by the Spring Green Area Arts Coalition to sell in a silent auction at its annual recycled art auction, Art Out Of the Closet, on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at the Wisconsin Riverside Resort.  The fund-raising event will run from 1 to 4:30 pm.

 

From now until January 22, 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 collection site request 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 January 22.

 

Creative Canvases, eight-inch by eight-inch squares of original art created by area artists, have been a popular part of the event in recent years and will be also featured again.  To acquire a one of these canvases created by local artists,  $30 gift certificates are now available  at Arcadia Books, the Spring Green General Store, Nina’s Variety Store, Convivio, and the Shoppe at Herbs, Spices & More. Any certificates not sold in advance will be available for purchase at the event for $35 each. Holders of certificates may redeem them for Creative Canvases of their choice during the January 29 event. 

 

Last year Creative Canvases for Young Artists was introduced as a new feature in the event. This opportunity for young artists will be offered again. An exhibition of sponsored 6-inch by 6-inch artwork produced by budding artists in the community age 14 and below will be on display. Individuals who for $15 will claim the square created by a young artist of their own choosing will sponsor these canvases. Arrangements can now be made to pick up blank young artist canvases and sponsorship certificates by contacting Aron Meudt-Thering at 608-341-8040 by phone or by email: aron@dynameudt.com.

Proceeds from the January 29 event support 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 Don Greenwood at 608-287-8754.

Psst! This year’s Spring Green Area Arts Coalition (SGAAC) game show, I’ve Got a Secret.  will be presented on Saturday, April 30 at 7 pm at the Gard Theater, 111 E. Jefferson Street, Spring Green This year’s contest will feature audience members questioning local celebrities in an attempt to reveal their astonishing secrets. Based on the “I’ve Got a Secret” game show popular in the 1950s and ‘60s, this locally oriented entertainment will raise funds for SGAAC grant programs supporting the arts in the River Valley area.  Admission is $10 per person. Advance tickets will be on sale at the Spring Green General Store, Arcadia Books and Nina’s. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the show.

Art Out of the Closet

On January 31, 2016, the tradition continues! We offer art lovers the opportunity to recycle works they’re no longer enjoying, purchase gently used art to refresh their homes and offices and acquire a brand new original artwork created especially for this occasion.

SGAAC’s annual meeting, fundraiser and all-round good time is from 1-4:30 p.m. in the banquet room of the Wisconsin Riverside Resort on Shifflet Road in Spring Green. Entertainment will be provided by Jud Swenson on acoustic guitar, and refreshments will be available.

More than 80 local artists have created 8x8 inch Creative Canvases reflecting a variety of styles and media. In 2015, we sold out of canvases, so purchase your $30 certificate early! Certificates for the lottery-style event are available at Arcadia Books, the Spring Green General Store, Convivio, the Shoppe at Herbs, Spices & More, and at Nina’s Department and Variety Store. If any certificates remain, they will be available for $35 at the event.

This year a new feature has been added to the event – Creative Canvases for Young Artists. This feature will include an exhibition of sponsored 6-inch by 6-inch artwork produced by budding artists in the community below high school age. These canvases will be sponsored by individuals who will claim the square created by a young artist of their own choosing for $15. Arrangements can be made to pick up the young artist canvases and sponsorship certificates by contacting Jennifer Jensen by phone at 608-459-0243 or by email: jennjen6@gmail.com.

Until January 24, SGAAC is accepting 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. These recycled treasures will be featured in a Silent Auction on January 31.

Proceeds from the silent auction of previously owned art and the sale of Creative Canvas gift certificates support 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.

Join us January 31. It’s a good time for a good cause!

BREAKING NEWS!

Sen. Tim Cullen, who is speaking at Arcadia Books on Sunday, has added an earlier start time, 12 noon, so you can go hear from him and buy his new book Ringside Seat before coming to Art Out Of The Closet.

 

 Workshops

From time to time, SGAAC sponsors workshops for artists and community members on subjects such as grant writing, marketing and financial management.

Join us Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 6 pm in the Spring Green Library Community Room for a Grant Writing Workshop. Karen Goeschko of the Wisconsin Arts Board will help demystify the process of applying for financial support for art and culture projects.

If you have a great idea for an arts or culture project that would benefit our community or local school – a class, a performance, a guest artist, a school project, an exhibit or a symposium –and need some financial help to make it happen, please join us for this discussion of grant writing fundamentals. Ms. Goeschko will help participants understand how to structure a project description and a budget.

The session will also provide information about how to find and work with a Fiscal Sponsor. Individuals and organizations without tax exempt status can work with an organization with 501c3 or other tax exempt status who can serve as a fiscal sponsor.

The deadline for a first draft of an application for the Arts Coalition’s Creative Community Grant Program is February 19, 2016. The workshop will help prepare potential applicants and offer some information about additional funding sources. Grant applications will be available at the workshop.

The workshop is free and open to all, but the Coalition asks that you register for the session by emailing Terry Kerr at tkerr5320@gmail.com.  

Those who intend to write grant applications in the near future, as well as those who are merely curious about the process are encouraged to attend. We thought that you or your organization might have a great idea that would enrich the cultural and artistic life of our community. The Arts Coalition is eager to help you make it happen!

 

Classic Movies

SGAAC likes to bring classic movies to the big screen at The Gard Theater, 111 Jefferson Street, Spring Green. Whether you’re seeing these classics for the first time or seeing them for the umpteenth time, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. Admission is free. Donations will be gratefully accepted to support arts and cultural programs in the River Valley. Check our Home Page and our News section for the latest on our movie offerings.

 

Community Socials

From time to time, SGAAC creates community programs to showcase art forms, local artists or unique aspects of our community. Subjects have included music, art history, quilting, woodcrafts, poetry, country living, artisanal brewing, architecture, dance, restored cars, a garden walk, photography, beading and a slow food social. Our Home Page and our News section will have the latest information about offerings.