SCA Gives

Partnerships Make Accessible Programming Happen!

The SCA is committed to giving back to our community year-round through a robust line-up of cost-free or inexpensive programming for children. It takes investors to make this happen … we are thrilled to thank Judy & Steve Brown Charitable Foundation for a generous $10,000 challenge gift for our children’s programming.  Judy & Steve believe the arts make a difference in young people’s lives and that everyone should have access to engaging programming.  

They are challenging friends like to you to help raise an additional $10,000 to support the SCA’s cost-free Cultural Festival, Children’s Film Festival, and Growing Young Artists programs along with scholarships for summer camps & classes.  Inspired to invest? Click HERE to accept Judy & Steve’s challenge and join others partnering to serve children in our West Michigan communities.

SCA Loves

Dave Raffenaud.  Affectionately known as Dave Raff, our talented co-worker passed away unexpectedly over the weekend. Though Dave had the title Facilities Coordinator at the SCA he was so much more. Dave was a true creative, bringing out-of-the-box thinking to every project he encountered from hanging a 20-foot tree in our Art Studio to assisting with curation on our current “Material Girls” exhibition (plus the “everyday” tasks like painting walls or arranging lobby furniture). Working with Dave was a pleasure because of the high caliber of professionalism he brought to every job and a joy because of the conversation that typically accompanied a task. Dave’s knowledge of topics as diverse as the Beatles songbook to regional historical architecture was always intriguing. We all learned so much from Dave – and will continue to implement the lessons and tips he imparted along the way.

The SCA is honored to accept gifts in celebration of Dave’s life and artistic passion. To gift in Dave's memory please mail your donation to:

Saugatuck Center for the Arts
Attn: Dave Raff - Children's Programming
PO Box 940
Saugatuck, MI 49453

While our hearts are broken over the loss of our dear team member, we count ourselves truly fortunate to have worked, played, and laughed alongside Dave. He made our lives infinitely richer.

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MSW Announces 2014 Season

Mason Street Warehouse’s Artistic Director Kurt Stamm and Executive Director Kristin Armstrong announced the company’s 2014 season. Featuring three productions in the Saugatuck Center for the Arts’ intimate 400-seat Bertha Krueger Reid Theatre. The season includes the Fosse inspired musical review STEAM HEAT, the award winning Broadway hit DEATHTRAP, and the raucous musical BEEHIVE, The 60’s Musical Sensation!
“One of the reasons we had a record breaking number of submissions for auditions is this very exciting season,” said Kurt Stamm, MSW artistic director. “We know our audiences want strong, rousing professional entertainment. This is a sparkling summer lineup of two musicals plus a comedic thriller, including amazing musical scores, truly memorable characters, and great plots.”