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We revel at the thought of our hometown heritage and celebrate the unexpected in all that is art. Harbor Country fills a calendar with its many reasons for a festival or unique event.

Each year we look forward to winter activities including the HCPAI Birdhouse Auction in January and the February Chocolate Classic. In April we celebrate the arts and spring with the Art Attack tour. Summer kicks off with the Annual Flag Day Celebration, and Artigras, followed by Ship & Shore and Harvest Days.

Our website is updated regularly with activities and events held at the eclectic array of venues in Harbor Country. If the weekend seems way too quiet, you might not be looking hard enough.
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Krasl Members' Show

Sep 19 - Nov 2, 2014
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Krasl Art Center, 707 Lake Blvd, St. Joseph, MI
Website: www.krasl.org
Phone: 269-983-0271

Local Icons honors the creative talents of Krasl Art Center members. This year, the exhibition applies the theme of local icons to highlight the people, places and things that are important to participating artists. Additionally, KAC faculty member Josh Mason will facilitate a collaborative art project open to community participation in the artlab gallery.

Please note: Many of the member artworks are available for sale. Support local artists and bring home a one-of-a-kind gift in time for the holidays.

Exhibition Sponsors: B&L Information Services and Revision Legal

On view in the artlab:

It’s Your Turn! with Josh Mason

Local artist and KAC faculty member Josh Mason facilitates a creative and collaborative experience in the artlab that fuses his own philosophical concerns with moments of artistic engagement and participation. Mason states, “It is fitting that the name of this installation should be It’s Your Turn since not only do we all build the installation, everyday we all add to the debris of history (anthropocene).”

artlab Sponsor: Modern Dentistry

Artist Slideshow and Potluck

Thursday, October 2, 7-9 pm, FREE & Open to the public

Calling all artists! Join us for some showing and sharing in the KAC galleries. Show images of your work and share a favorite dish with your fellow artists and art-lovers at this tasty social event. All you have to do is bring a zip drive with images and be prepared to talk for 5 minutes. If you don’t have art to show, make up for it by bringing an extra delicious dish.  RSVP: call 269.983.0271 or email education@krasl.org.

 

Birds of the Americas Joint Photo Exhibition

Oct 24 - Dec 7, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Tabula Rasa Gallery 8918 First St., Baroda, MI 49101
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Contact: Greta Hurst
Phone: 773-972-1786

Tabula Rasa and Fernwood Botanical Gardens are hosting a joint Photo Exhibit. Photographer Owen Deutsch exhibits 55 images in two venues Oct. 24-Dec. 7. Opening artist reception at both galleries Sun. Oct. 26th: Tabula Rasa 12-2pm and Fernwood 3-5pm. Photos National Geo. "top bird photos". Bald eagle chasing blue heron named American Nature Photo. Assoc. winner. Owen donating 100% of commissions to American Bird Conservancy. Please join us to see these amazing photos and support bird conservancy.

Photo: Buff fronted owl Owen Deutsch photo

Halloween Dance Party

Nov 1, 2014
Time: 10:00 PM To 02:00 AM
Location: Fitzgerald's, 5875 Sawyer Road, Sawyer
Phone: 269-426-FITZ

Join us for a Halloween Dance Party on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Fitzgerald's in downtown Sawyer. Saturday - and it's time to let it all hang out... So, dance til you drop! Literally...

Opening Reception: Two Exhibits

Nov 7, 2014
Time: 06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Phone: 219-874-4900

"Comic & Codes," original works by contemporary comic artists in the Hyndman Gallery. "Anime: All the Way" features hand-drawn and computer animation. Exhibits run thru January 24, 2015.

Hours: 6-9pm Eastern Time (5-8pm Central)
 

Krasl Artisan Market

Nov 7 - 13, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Krasl Art Center, 707 Lake Blvd, St Joseph
Website: www.krasl.org
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Phone: 269-983-0271

Get a start on your holiday shopping and enjoy a satisfying meal at the Krasl Art Center’s Artisan Market and Soup’s On fundraiser November 7-13, 2014. The Artisan Market is a fine craft show held each autumn in the galleries of the Krasl Art Center. Guests will be welcomed with a piping hot cup of cider and personal shoppers will be on hand to help select the perfect handmade items for loved ones and friends. Giftables from regional artists include jewelry, ceramics, apparel, holiday decorations and more.

Premiere Party

The Artisan Market kicks off with its “Puttin’ on the Ritz” Premiere Party Friday, November 7 from 6-8 pm.  Attendees will have the first opportunity to view and purchase unique gifts for family and friends, be entertained 1930’s style and enjoy wine by Lemon Creek winery, beer by Tapistry Brewing and appetizers.  A costume contest will be held for those who would like to dress in fashions from the 1930’s with special prizes awarded to the best costumes.  The cost to attend the Premiere Party is $25 per person and may be purchased at krasl.org or at the event.

Shopping Hours

Shop Saturday through Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm. Personal shoppers will be available to help patrons with their purchase and a wish list service is available to let loved ones know what patrons would like for a gift.  The Artisan Market will be open until 8 pm Tuesday and will feature complimentary wine, beer, light appetizers and entertainment throughout the evening for the enjoyment of shoppers.  Daily shopping and Tuesday evening shopping are free and open to the public.

Soup’s On

Enjoy a satisfying meal and shop for artist made giftables at the Soup’s On luncheon to be held 11:00 am to 1:30 pm Monday, November 10 through Thursday, November 13 during Artisan Market.  The cost for a single bowl or 3-cup sampler, bread, drink and apple is $7 per person.  Dessert is available for $2 each.  Patrons may support the Krasl Art Center by purchasing a special “Dine, Dessert & Donate” package for $10 which includes the meal, one dessert and a $1 donation to the Krasl Art Center. “Celebrity” servers will dish soup during Soup’s On. Monday’s servers will be the Krasl Art Center Staff, Tuesday will be the Krasl Art Center Board of Directors, Wednesday will be employees from Edgewater Bank, and Thursday will be students from the Culinary Arts program at Lake Michigan College. 

About the Artisan Market

The Artisan Market is the Krasl Art Center’s annual fall fundraiser and one of southwest Michigan’s finest craft shows.  Artists must apply to the market and are accepted on the quality of their work as well as their media category to ensure a broad range of exceptional and unique handmade giftables.  Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Krasl Art Center’s education and outreach programs.  Artisan Market is sponsored by Biggby of St. Joseph, Edgewater Bank, Edible Michiana, Lake Michigan College Conference & Event Services.

Artist Reception

Nov 15, 2014
Time: 06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Blue Gallery, 16 S. Elm St. Three Oaks
Phone: 574-276-6001

Meet the artists and enjoy new paintings, sculptures, ceramics and jewelry. 

It's A Wonderful Life

Nov 20, 2014
Time: 07:30 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater
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Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 269-756-3879


Acorn Theater presents a staged reading of one of the most loved holiday films.  Directed by Arnie Saks, Acorn's It's A Wonderful Lifewill feature Martha Cares as Mary, Bob Swan as Mr. Potter, David Lahm on piano and Darren Stephens as Clarence. Dennis Scott will play a short pre-show concert on the Barton Theater organ!
Second show on Saturday, November 22nd.

Proceeds from this event will support Radio Harbor Country’s“Reach the Beach” campaign and Harbor Arts’ “Support the Acorn” campaign.

It's A Wonderful Life

Nov 22, 2014
Time: 06:30 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater
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Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 269-756-3879

Acorn Theater presents a staged reading of one of the most loved holiday films.  Directed by Arnie Saks, Acorn's It's A Wonderful Lifewill feature Martha Cares as Mary, Bob Swan as Mr. Potter, David Lahm on piano and Darren Stephens as Clarence. Dennis Scott will play a short pre-show concert on the Barton Theater organ!

 6:30 PM: Catered reception includes small plates by Classic Catering, preferred seating, meet and greet with the cast, and a short performance by Dennis Scott

Proceeds from this event will support Radio Harbor Country’s“Reach the Beach” campaign and Harbor Arts’ “Support the Acorn...It's a Wonderful Theater” campaign.Tickets: $15 General Admission $40 VIP Reception

Fall Artisan Market

Nov 22 - 23, 2014
Location: Journeyman Distillery, 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
Contact: Tiffany
Phone: 269-820-2050

From olive oil to baked goods, clothing to wine racks, the vendors at the Artisan Market do it all! Over 50 vendors from across the Midwest on hand, with artwork, home furnishings and a variety of culinary items. Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails while perusing hand-crafted items. Live music all day. Free Admission. 

 

Giggle and Mingle with Santa

Dec 6, 2014
Time: 01:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Round Barn Winery, 10983 Hills Rd., Baroda
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Phone: 800-716-WINE

Meet and greet the Man in Red at the Holiday Open House. Be the first to taste the nouveau wine from this year's harvest! Pick up holiday gifts for the whole gang while the kids take glamour shots with good ol' Santa. Cookie decorating, paper snowflakes, ornament decorating for kids. Holiday music adds to the festivities!

Grand Party at Customs Imports

Dec 6, 2014
Time: 06:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Region: New Buffalo
Location: Customs Imports, New Buffalo
Phone: 269-469-9180

A sparkling holiday kick-off with food, wine, entertainment and shopping. Funky Casual Cocktail Chic to Black Tie. Social and business networking. Delectable Food and Great Wine. Incredible Musical Talent, Karaoke with the Stars. Shop while you party. 

Winter Fest New Buffalo

Feb 7 - 8, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Region: New Buffalo
Location: downtown New Buffalo
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Phone: 888-660-6222

Celebrate the season at New Buffalo Winter Fest with lots of winter fun activities like free sleigh rides through town on Saturday, ice-skating all weekend, ice carving demonstrations and more! Dress up grab your dancing shoes for the Second Season Ball Saturday night, a silent auction with vacations and cruises to bid on and two chocolate fountains! The ice sculpting competition will be held on Sunday.

  • Ice skating and sledding at Oselka Park Saturday & Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm.
  • Free horse drawn sleigh rides through town, noon - 5 pm on Saturday, Feb. 7
  • Ice Carving downtown at Noon on Saturday, Feb. 7
  • Bev's Second Season Ball on Saturday, Feb. 7 ~ Open Bar Hour, dinner, dancing, silent auction, chocolate fountain. Silver Creek Performance Center at Four Winds Casino
  • Sunday Breakfast Special at Michigan Thyme.

Art Attack 2015 Tour of Harbor Country

Apr 24 - 26, 2015
Location: Union Pier, Lakeside, Harbert, Sawyer, Three Oaks, New Buffalo
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Phone: 269-469-5409

Join the excitement of the Midwest's most eclectic, interactive celebration of "All that is Art". Enjoy a full palette of colorful activities featuring a weekend showcase of gallery receptions, artist’s demonstrations, exhibitions, theatre, music, wine tasting, open houses and an overall great time!

Download your own copy of the 2015 Art Attack brochure.(see above)