Kid's Canvas Workshop - January 25th

The Spring Green Area Arts Coalition is hosting an art workshop for aspiring artists from 1st-8th grades on January 25th, 2020, from 1:30pm-3:30pm in the Community Room at the Spring Green Community Library, 230 E. Monroe Street in Spring Green.  Artist Paula Washow will facilitate. Materials will be supplied for each child to create a piece of art on a 6" x 6" canvas.  These canvases will be on display at SGAAC's fundraiser, Choose Art!/Art Out Of The Closet on February 16th at the Wisconsin Riverside Resort. Full event details for Choose Art!/Art Out Of The Closet can be found below.

For $15 community members can sponsor a child's 6" x 6" canvas. The sponsor can choose to become the proud owner of the child's art, or they can choose to gift it back to them.

If a child would like to create art for display at Choose Art!/Art Out Of The Closet but is unable to attend the January 25th workshop, canvases are available at the General Store in Spring Green and middle school students can receive canvases from Ms. Quale at school.

For more information about the Kid's Canvas workshop, to register your child for the workshop, or to become a Kid's Canvas sponsor for $15, email SGAAC board member Paula Washow at

Choose Art!/Art Out Of The Closet Winter Fundraiser - February 16th

The Spring Green Area Arts Coalition will once again hold our annual winter fundraiser on Sunday, February 16th 2020, at the Wisconsin Riverside Resort, S13320 Shifflet Road, Spring Green, Wisconsin. The event will run from 1:30-4:00.

This year's event, titled Choose Art!/Art Out of the Closet, will retain the ever popular Silent Auction/Buy It Now Section and the much anticipated Creative Canvas/3D Art Sale. Attendees will also be able to bid on art experiences.  Examples of art experiences including decorating a cake with a pastry chef, taking a sketching hike with a local artist, and crafting perfect cocktails with an expert mixologist. And entirely new this year, we are thrilled to offer one of Sue Johnson's original pieces in a raffle.  Raffle tickets will be available day of event and will be $5 each or 5 for $20. 

Creative Canvases, eight-inch by eight-inch squares of original art created by area artists, as well as 3D Creative Art Pieces, will be featured at the February fundraising event. To acquire a Creative Canvas or a 3D Creative Art Piece, 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 starting on January 4th, 2020. Any certificates not sold in advance will be available for purchase at the event for $35 each. Holders of certificates may redeem them for the Creative Canvases or the 3D Creative Art Pieces of their choice during the February 16th event.  (This is done using a lottery system.) Winners of the Art Experiences will coordinate directly with the artist to schedule their time together. 

In support of this event, SGAAC is seeking donations of gently used art to sell at its annual art silent auction and for the buy it now section.  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 19th. 

Also, if you are an artist, we would be thrilled if you would create a Creative Canvas or a piece of 3D art for this event! You can pick up canvases in the basement of the General Store in Spring Green or at the Red Door Gallery in Richland Center during normal business hours. The artwork is due back by February 9 at the latest. If you’d like your art on exhibit at the Spring Green Library, or to be displayed at other locations in the area, we need it by December 28.

The event schedule will be as follows: Doors will open at 1:30 pm for attendees to enjoy the music of Jud Swenson while they purchase art from the Buy It Now section and they bid on the Silent Auction items and Art Experiences.  Bidding for the Silent Auction and the Art Experiences closes at 3 pm, and the drawing for selections of Creative Canvases and 3D Creative Art Pieces will begin at 3 pm.  The Buy It Now section closes at 3:30 pm, and the event ends at 4pm. 

Proceeds from the event support the 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. 

For more information please email