It's a Wonderful Life at Country Christmas


Die Hard to be screened at Gard

The Spring Green Area Arts Coalition (SGAAC) will present Die Hard starring Bruce Willis as detective John McClain, on Thursday, December 29, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Gard Theater in Spring Green. Die Hard, set on Christmas Eve, has been described as a watershed moment in the evolution of the action movie. Die Hard is one of those rare movies loved by both audiences and critics. Admission to the showing is free. Donations to support SGAAC arts and cultural programs will be gratefully accepted.


Bring Your Art Out of the Closet 

The Spring Green Area Arts Coalition is seeking donations of gently used art to sell at its annual recycled art auction, Art Out Of the Closet, on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at the Wisconsin Riverside Resort.  The fund-raising event will run from 1 to 4:30 pm.


Donations of professional quality art in good condition--paintings, sculptures, prints, photography, jewelry, pottery, textiles, lithographs and glass--are now being accepted at the Spring Green General Store, 137 S. Albany Street, in Spring Green.  Forms at the site will ask donors to describe the items for auction and suggest a fair market value. There is a tax benefit for the year of donation.  Donations will be accepted at the General Store during business hours until January 22.


Creative Canvases, eight-inch by eight-inch squares of original art created by area artists, will be also featured again at the fundraising event.  To acquire a canvas, a $30 gift certificate can be purchased at Arcadia Books, the Spring Green General Store, Convivio, the Shoppe at Herbs, Spices & More, and at Nina’s Variety Store. Certificates will go on sale in early December. Any certificates not sold in advance will be available for purchase at the event for $35 each. Holders of certificates may redeem them for Creative Canvases of their choice during the January 29 event. 


Proceeds from the silent auction of previously owned art and the sale of Creative Canvas gift certificates support Spring Green Area Arts Coalition sponsorship of art and cultural programs that benefit communities in the River Valley.  Monies raised help to meet match requirements of an annual grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board.