Now in its fourth year, Art at the Yard draws scores of artists and hundreds of patrons to raise thousands of dollars for the schools foundation’s work. The show and sale features work in a wide range of media, live music by Dave Palmer and His Only Friends, wood-fired pizza by Standard Pizza, and a cash bar.
A $10 suggested donation at the door and 10 percent of all art sold will benefit the Grand Haven Schools Foundation.
Art at the Yard IV is organized by the Lakeshore Visual Arts Collective — a collective of regional artists who come together to bring innovative arts events to unexpected places. One-night shows are curated salon style — informal, nonlinear displays that build connection and contrast between works and artists.
“Our goal is to partner with businesses, community organizations, and individuals to create a sustainable artist community with benefits that flow in many directions,” said LVAC founder Maggie Bandstra.
“LVAC is a master of the moment, with pop-up art events that bring people together, inspire, and enhance the vibrancy of our community,” added Hannah Olechnowicz, executive director of the Grand Haven Schools Foundation. “Providing preschool scholarships for low-income families is the strategic focus of the Grand Haven Schools Foundation and proceeds from this event will allow us to create a love of learning in many more children and a positive start to their education.”
The annual event is made possible by the generosity of venue hosts D. Baker Lumber and Sons, a fifth-generation family-owned business landmark in Grand Haven.
To learn more about the Lakeshore Visual Arts Collective or to find out how to become a member, sponsor, or venue for a pop-up show, visit www.LakeshoreVAC.com, find them on Facebook, or email [email protected]