Art at the Yard 2021. Saturday. October 16. D Baker & Son Lumber.
After a year’s hiatus, Art at the Yard is back on Saturday, October 16, from 5-8 pm at Baker Lumber (720 Pennoyer, Grand Haven).
The lumberyard will have the large bay doors at either end of the facility fully open to provide an open-air environment for the return of this annual pop-up event that benefits the Grand Haven Schools Foundation (GHSF). The 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID.
Patrons are encouraged to dress for the weather.
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 artwork in a wide range of media, live music by Cat Fish and the Man, and a cash bar. A $10 suggested donation at the door and 10% of artists’ sales benefit GHSF.
The event is organized by the Lakeshore Visual Arts Collective (LVAC)—a nonprofit collective that brings innovative arts events to unexpected places on the lakeshore.
LVAC transforms local spaces into one-night art happenings. The model brings together artists, collectors, nonprofits, and businesses in partnerships that bring benefits to all involved. LVAC donates 100% of door revenues and 10% of artists’ sales to the event’s nonprofit partner.
“We really missed our friends at Baker Lumber and GHSF last year. And we’re glad to be back together. Art at the Yard is a great example of how LVAC brings together businesses, nonprofits, and artists to create good in the community, to build a sustainable artist community, and to foster a community of art collectors here on the lakeshore,” says LVAC founder and chair Maggie Bandstra.
“We are honored to once again be chosen as the beneficiary of the Art at the Yard event, and we are excited to continue our partnership with LVAC to help support community artists,” said Sue Bays, executive director of the GHSF. “The funds GHSF receives from this yearly event directly impact students by allowing us to fund preschool scholarships for three- and four-year old children most in need. The funds will also be used to help further our mission by supporting critical early learning initiatives for students in kindergarten through fourth grade.”
The annual event is made possible by the generosity of hosts D. Baker & Son Lumber Company, a fifth-generation, family-owned, landmark business in Grand Haven.
Art at the Yard 2021 is also underwritten by event sponsors Huntington Bank, Bluewest Properties, Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, Adam Hass Fine Homebuilding, Bosgraaf Construction, Scholten Fant, and J-Dub’s Market and Wine Shop.