culturally relevant transformative art design academy for youth from all backgrounds

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T-shirt design contest - we have a winner!

Congratulations to Gabe Strabbing of Holland Early College, who won a $60 gift card for art supplies at Fris Downtown and a free t-shirt. Printed t’s will be available at our student show on April 29, and at Frances Jaye on 8th street, after that. All proceeds benefit CultureWorks programming and help ensure that our art and design studios remain accessible to all. Many thanks to Frances Jaye and Fris Downtown for their gracious help in making this contest possible! I was a close contest - thanks to all of you who submitted designs, and we also congratulate Myla Cabrera and Megan Hotchkiss, our close runners up.


Sonnenzimmer - Closing Reception

Register HERE

Grades 6-12

Meet the Chicago-based print duo of Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi, and enjoy their closing reception, which will include live performances, on-site screen printing, and other shenanigans. Early in their practice, Sonnenzimmer gained international acclaim for their playful screen-printed posters for experimental bands like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Dearhoof, and Cocorosie. Yet, their broad, genre-defying appeal is evident in clients like Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Newberry library, Human Rights Watch, and Facebook. They’ve lead lectures and workshops at Yale University, California Institute for the Arts, The Art Institute of Chicago, Pratt Institute, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and Aalto University in Helsinki.  Find more info about this exhibit, curated by Tori Pelz for the Saugatuck Center for the Arts HERE.

When? Friday, May 17 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Cost? Free!

We will meet at the Treehuis parking lot off 7th St (behind Loker Shoes 31 E 8th St) at 5:45. If you need a ride to the meeting place from home, please let us know when you register.  If you are meeting us at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, we will plan to arrive there at 6:30. We’ll return to the Treehuis parking lot at 8:30; please plan to pick up your student there, or let us know if they need a ride home.