Art Out of the Closet


On January 28, 2018, the tradition continues! We offer art lovers the opportunity to recycle works they’re no longer enjoying, purchase gently used art to refresh their homes and offices and acquire a brand new original artwork created especially for this occasion.

SGAAC’s annual meeting, fundraiser and all-round good time is from 1:30-4:30 p.m. in the banquet room of the Wisconsin Riverside Resort on Shifflet Road in Spring Green. Entertainment will be provided by Jud Swenson on acoustic guitar, and refreshments will be available. 

Local artists have created more than 60 8x8 inch Creative Canvases reflecting a variety of styles and media. In past years, we sold out of canvases, so purchase your certificate for $30 early! Certificates for the lottery-style event are available up until Saturday January 27 at Arcadia Books, the Spring Green General Store, and at Nina’s Department and Variety Store. If any certificates remain, they will be available for $35 at the event.

Creative Canvas drawing will begin at 3:00 PM

Silent auction will close at 4:00 PM

Creative Canvases for Young Artists. This feature will include an exhibition of sponsored 6-inch by 6-inch artwork produced by budding artists in the community below high school age. These canvases will be sponsored by individuals who will claim the square created by a young artist of their own choosing for $15. Arrangements can be made to pick up the young artist canvases and sponsorship certificates by contacting Jennifer Jensen by phone at 608-459-0243 or by email:

Until January 26, SGAAC is accepting 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. These recycled treasures will be featured in a Silent Auction on January 28.

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.

Join us January 28. It’s a good time for a good cause!