Friday Night Open Studios

Summer 2019: June 14, June 28, July 26, August 9  

Join us on 4 Friday evenings during the 2019 summer season from 7:30 - 10 p.m. Participants including students, fellows, and MFA & Faculty Artists in Residence from the preceding week open their studios and display their work. Ox-Bow’s Friday Night Open Studios also feature studio demonstrations in our glass and metals studios. Attendees are also encouraged to visit the Ox-Bow Gallery (located in the Inn) to view the current show by the Ox-Bow staff and fellows.

Additionally, guests are treated to a live auction at 8PM of student, staff, and faculty work! This is a great opportunity to support Ox-Bow in helping to maintain the studios and adding to our scholarship funds all while building your art collection!

Parking at Ox-Bow is limited and we invite all guests to carpool or ride our free shuttle to our campus from St. Peter’s Church:

100 St Peter’s Drive, Douglas, MI. Runs continuously from 7:15pm - 10:15pm.

For more information, call 269.857.5811.

Need a place to stay when you come to visit? 

Enjoy a 15% discount at the official Ox-Bow lodging sponsors. Book using code: OxBow

Want to grab something to eat before arriving to campus? 


GROW To Go is located at 360 Water Street (the Mermaid building) in downtown Saugatuck. Celebrating all things picnic, G2G offers delicious picnic packs plus blankets, candles, baskets and more! The shop is a sister location to GROW, a breakfast and lunch cafe, also in downtown Saugatuck at 302 Culver Street (across from Coghlin Park). 

For those that mention Oxbow/order ahead, we will drop the price to $20 for a picnic for two. They can order ahead via email at or call the restaurant at 269.857.1242. 

Friday Night Open Studios is generously sponsored in part by: