Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Children's Holiday at the Shiawassee Arts Center

Children's Holiday at the Center
Children, pre-school through elementary age, and their parents are invited to a free holiday event at the Shiawassee Arts Center, Sunday, December 8, 2-4pm. There are many activities planned including make and take holiday projects plus face painting by Susan Newcom and Shance Sovis. Refreshments will be offered along with a Jingle Jam by Olivia Arend and Zach Rowden on the piano, Ben Wallace playing viola and William Wallace playing violin. Santa will make a visit from 2:30-3:30pm and the Children's Gingerbread House creations from the Saturday SAC Art Classes will be on display. This children's event is sponsored by Dr. & Mrs. Edgar Brown. Also, there will be additional activities going on within Curwood Castle Park during the afternoon. Curwood Castle, Comstock Cabin and the Woodard Paymaster Building will be decorated for the holidays.

The Arts Center, located next to Curwood Castle, is celebrating the 25th Annual Holiday at the Center, which is sponsored by Memorial Healthcare. Over 70 artists are displaying and selling their original artwork creative gift items and holiday decorations through December 29. There are affordable and unique gift items in SAC's Gift Shop and a silent auction of over two dozen items. The public is welcome and there is no admission charge. SAC is open through the holidays Tuesday through Sunday, noon - 5pm. The Shiawassee Arts Council, celebrating its 41st anniversary in 2013, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage participation and appreciation of the arts. For more information call the Arts Center at 989.723.8354 or visit www.shiawasseearts.org.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bicycle Photo Scavenger Hunt & Picnic

The public is invited to the Shiawassee Arts Center's first Bicycle Photo Scavenger Hunt & Picnic on Sunday, September 29. It's bound to be a super fun, challenging and yet also family-friendly event! Bring your bike, camera, your family and friends and test your knowledge of Owosso. We will give you a map and clues when you register between 1:00 and 1:30pm. You may race or meander at your own pace within a 4-mile radius searching for items. Family distance will be within a 1.5 mile radius. Expect to ride 1-2 hours depending on the length of your "hunt", your street smarts, speed and determination. 

Return to the Arts Center for some good ol' celebrating from 2-4pm for a picnic lunch with root beer floats, some sweet raffle prizes, yummy silent auction items including a Nirve Coca-Cola Bicycle from the House of Wheels (which will also be displaying some of their antique bikes), a 50/50 drawing and even some fun games. Prizes will be awarded and all participants will receive a free gift. Festivities will go on rain or shine. Join us for the Bike Hunt and Picnic at $25/person --- children 6-12 $12.50 and 5 and under free and must be accompanied by an adult OR join us for the Picnic only 2-4pm at $15/person --- children 6-12 $7.50 and 5 and under free. 

The Shiawassee Arts Center is located at 206 Curwood Castle Drive in Owosso and is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1-5pm. The Arts Center features the artwork of local and statewide artists in eight galleries including the Frieseke Gallery and a specialty Gift Shop. The public is welcome and there is no admission charge. The Shiawassee Arts Council, celebrating its 41st anniversary in 2013, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage participation and appreciation of the arts. For more information call the Arts Center at 989.723.8354 or visit www.shiawasseearts.org.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

2013 SARA Swap - August 24, 2013

An ARRL Affiliated Event

SARA SWAP is on Saturday, August 24 2013 AT A NEW LOCATION! Time for vendor setup is 6:30 AM for inside SETUP, SALES are 8:00 AM to noon for all. This is an ARRL affiliated event.

SWAP will be at the Auto Diesel Institute at 1400 South M-52, Owosso, MI 48867. There are limited inside tables. This is across the street from the previous location at the 'Welcome Center'.

Pricing for the 2013 event is $3 person for admission, an outside parking spot for selling is $3 and a 6' or 8' table, inside is $5 (limited availablity). SARA runs a small concession with coffee, water, sweet rolls inside the building. You can see that this meets the 'low cost' we are trying to achieve at this SWAP, so come and enjoy.

HINT: Outside they seem to 'jump the gun' and start selling when they are set up - just saying.

HINT 2: Bring a couple of friends for a good social time and enjoy the Owosso area during the afternoon.

Please join us and perhaps you will find your perfect anchor for your shack!


Friday, June 14, 2013

June Shiawassee Arts Center Exhibit

A new exhibition displaying the multi-media artwork of Julie Penfold of Perry, Mary Schiros of Grand Blanc and thirteen members of the Deckled Edge Art Group from the Lansing area opens at the Shiawassee Arts Center in Owosso on June 18th and runs through August 4th. The opening public reception to meet the artists, see their work and enjoy music and refreshments is Friday, June 21, 6-8pm. 

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Owosso Amphitheater Events for 2013

The beautiful outdoor setting along the river, across from Curwood Castle near downtown Owosso, Michigan, is home to concerts and events all summer long.

Summerfest includes a variety of music styles including R&B, country, rock, big band, and folk. Bring your blanket or bag chair and relax in the beautiful outdoors.
All concerts are free, but an at-will collection is taken at intermission.

All shows are on Thursday's and begin at 7:30 (with occasional opening local talent at 7 PM). Popcorn and soft drinks are available on-site by the Shiawassee-Owosso Kiwanis Club.

For more information visit http://www.owossoamphitheater.org/

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Chaplin in the Limelight

Chaplin in the Limelight

Shiawassee Arts Center
Visit the Arts Center to learn about the life and times of Charlie Chaplin. SAC Gallery Manager, Susan Newcom will be presenting a program on the Little Tramp. In addition, Chaplin's movie, The Gold Rush, will be shown and refreshments and favors will be offered. Public welcome at $10/person. Call 989.723.8354 FMI or to RSVP.
Venue: Shiawassee Arts Center
Address: 206 Curwood Castle Drive, Owosso

When: Feb 10,  4 to 6 pm

Monday, January 7, 2013

New exhibit at the Arts Center Starts January 15

The Shiawassee Arts Center presents 

Kellie Buckley, Owosso
Ron Cook, Williamston
Carolyn Texera, DeWitt
January 15-February 24, 2013
Tuesday-Sunday, 1-5pm
Opening Reception
Friday, January 18, 6 -8pm
20% off one purchase during reception
Exhibit Sponsored by
Cadwallader-Lord-Hahn Insurance
DayStarr Communications