Ox-Bow, school of art and artists’ residency, was founded in 1910, and is a Michigan not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation. Ox-Bow relies on the generosity of alumni, friends, and patrons to contribute resources that make Ox-Bow a destination for artists from throughout the world.

NEW! Ox-Bow's Alumni Club

Your membership in Ox-Bow's Alumni Club will ensure that Ox-Bow continues to provide outstanding opportunities for artists for years to come. Why join? Get valuable benefits, support Ox-Bow's activities, and stay connected to Ox-Bow and other alumni/friends. 

Learn more about all the benefits and Alumni Events here. Sign up today!


As Ox-Bow moves into its second century as a preeminent art school and artist residency, please support us by making a donation. Your unrestricted gift will support all aspects of Ox-Bow:

  • Scholarships
  • Core Program
  • Faculty and Visiting Artist Stipends
  • Community Programs
  • Artists in Residence
  • Maintenance and Preservation of Ox-Bow’s Historic Campus & Natural Environment

Since 1910, Ox-Bow has been committed to providing a unique setting for artistic expression and experimentation for students and artists of all interests and ages. Your donation will ensure that these outstanding opportunities continue to flourish at Ox-Bow.

We are grateful to the many people who support Ox-Bow! Gifts to Ox-Bow are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Donate Online

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Donate by Mail

Send contributions in care of:
36 South Wabash Avenue, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603 

Donate by Phone

Please call us at (800) 318-3019 or 312-629-6158.

Bed, Bath, and Beyond

Ox-Bow has registered for many much needed household and kitchen items through Bed, Bath, and Beyond. You can help keep campus running smoothly and the food delicious by purchasing and donating pre-selected items from our gift registry. Just visit any Bed, Bath, and Beyond store or their website at www.bedbathandbeyond.com and enter Ox-Bow as the first and last name of the registrant.
Campus is especially in need of hand towels, sheets, mattress covers, fans, mirrors, chairs, and blankets!
Items can be shipped to or dropped off on campus at:

3435 Rupprecht Way
Saugatuck, MI 49453
Thank you for your support!


If you have questions regarding in-kind gifts, monthly giving, stock and mutual funds, corporate and foundation partnerships or other subjects regarding donations, please call (312) 629-6158

Donor Privacy 

Ox-Bow values your support and is committed to protecting your privacy. Ox-Bow does not share, rent or sell our mailing list with third parties. We do not share, rent, or sell email addresses. 

The accuracy of your information is important to Ox-Bow. You may change your personal information or be removed from Ox-Bow’s communication list by contacting us at support@ox-bow.org or by calling us Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CST at (800) 318-3019 or by writing to us:

36 South Wabash Avenue
12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603


Ox-Bow is proud of how we manage our funds. You may obtain a copy of our financial report by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to Ox-Bow, Administrative Office, 36 South Wabash Avenue, 12th Floor, Chicago, IL 60603 or by calling (800) 318-3019 or by emailing support@ox-bow.org.


Ox-Bow is always delighted to learn of potential volunteers. Whether you are interested in researching Ox-Bow's incredible history, helping to clear our trails, working in our gardens, or greeting people at our reception desk we would be happy to talk to you to understand how your interests, skills, and enthusiasm can benefit Ox-Bow. Chances are that Ox-Bow will benefit greatly from your time and that you will benefit from experiencing the magic of the Ox-Bow community.