This Friday Night, Experience Fire in the Dunes of Saugatuck. Studios Are Open at Ox-Bow Five Fridays This Summer.


Picture courtesy of Ox-Bow.

Between Lake Michigan and the Kalamazoo River, guarded by the heights of Mount Baldhead, a sand mountain, Ox-Bow has given artists a place to retreat to the summer woods to practice their arts for more than a century. Fire is present at several Ox-Bow studios, including metal working, art glass and ceramics. The print studio, the paper studio and the painting studio are intense places of activity even without visible flames.

Seclusion is the rule at Ox-Bow except for several summer events that allow visitors to tour the studios. This Friday is the first of five of these occasions. Shuttles run, but the adventurous will take the chain link ferry across the Kalamazoo River and hike up the sand dune. The following information is borrowed from the Ox-Bow website.

JUNE 17,  JULY 1, JULY 15, JULY 29, AUGUST 12

Join us on select Friday evenings during the summer from 7:30 – 10 p.m. when students, fellows, and MFA & Faculty Artists in Residence from the preceding week open their studios and display their work. Ox-Bow’s Friday Night Open Studios also feature studio demonstrations in our glass and metals studios. Attendees are also encouraged to visit the Ox-Bow Gallery (located in the Inn) to view the current show by the Ox-Bow staff and fellows.

Additionally, guests are treated to a live auction at 8PM of student, staff, and faculty work! This is a great opportunity to support Ox-Bow in helping to maintain the studios and adding to ourscholarship funds all while building your art collection!

Parking at Ox-Bow is limited and we invite all guests to carpool or ride our free shuttle to our campus from St. Peter’s Church:

100 St Peter’s Drive, Douglas, MI. Runs continuously from 7:15pm – 10:15pm.

For more information, call 269.857.5811. (After May 1st)

Friday Night Open Studios is generously sponsored in part by Herman Miller and Saugatuck Brewing Company.

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