Annual Mountainfilm Returns! Weekend and Family Passes on Sale, Plus Cowboy Junkies Tickets on Sale


Film for all at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts March 21-28, 2020.

More than 65 “Mountainfilm on Tour” films, directors and speakers, artists, live music, demos, parties, outdoor adventure and more in this year’s film festival.

The fun begins on Saturday, March 21 as “Film for Families” offers 90 minutes of fun for all ages. Watch a handful of awe-inspiring Mountainfilm shorts, listen to a story, try your hand at climbing, create a hands-on project (or two!) and meet animals from the John Ball Zoo up close and personal.

On Friday, March 27 the weekend of fun begins with two exhibition openings and a pre-party. Sonder, works by Megan Alterie and A Pursuit to Stay Wild, photographs by Cam McLeod debut. The evening’s feature film, By Hand, makes its Midwest debut in our theater, followed by a stellar after-party featuring The Mark Lavengood Band.

Saturday, March 28 brings an entire day of film and fun, kicking off with two morning Mountainfilm screenings at The Women’s Club (Saugatuck) and the Old School House (Douglas) followed by an “Adventure Climb” up Mt. Baldhead. That leads into two afternoon Mountainfilm screenings at the same venues, followed by a Director’s Conversation at the SCA with the athletes and director of By Hand.

Finally, the epic conclusion, “The Medley: A Classic Mountainfilm Mix” screens in our theater.

Mountainfilm’s mission is to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. We can’t agree more and are honored to bring their powerful films to West Michigan.

Festival tickets will go fast, so don’t wait!


Premiere Sponsors: Roger and Anne Gamache
Gold Sponsors: John Cannarsa and Tim Straker
Silver Sponsors: Landsharks
Bronze Sponsors: Cottage Home, Barbara & John Ludlow, Scrapyard Climbing Collective
Media Sponsor: Revue Magazine


March 7, 2020 | 8:00PM | $58 Advance | $61 Day of Show

Iconic Americana group Cowboy Junkies comes to West Michigan for one night at the SCA.

With Cowboy Junkies’ new album, All That Reckoning, the band once again gently shakes the listener to wake up. Whether commenting on the fragile state of the world or on personal relationships, this new collection of songs encourages the listener to take notice. It also may be the most powerful album Cowboy Junkies have yet recorded.

In 1988, Cowboy Junkies proved that there was an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective. The Trinity Session was like a whisper that cut through the noise — and it was compelling. It stood out in the midst of the flash and bombast that came to define the late 80’s. The now classic recording combined folk, blues and rock in a way that had never been heard before and went on to sell more than a million copies.

Don’t miss this intimate evening of music & conversation with the Cowboy Junkies.

Tickets go on sale FRIDAY, NOV 8 at 10:00AM

Tickets are available at our box office, by phone at 269-857-2399 or online at

2019 Platinum Performance Sponsors: George Stoutin of Edward Jones, Michelle & Bob Fish, Baird Downtown Holland, Hoffman Jewelers of East Grand Rapids, Dr. Stelios Dokianakis of Holland Doctors of Audiology, Laura & Melanie Durham of Mill Pond Realty, Inc., Jim Sellman of Shoreline Realtors

Saugatuck Center for the Arts is so grateful for the 2019 Visionary Partners who have invested in SCA programming.

Perrigo | Skip Schipper | Jeff Antaya & Peter Rosenfeld | G. Thomas Boylan | Andy Knight & Beau Gratzer | Jim Sellman | Bud Baty & Max Matteson

And 2019 Community Partners

Mary Kay & Mark Baker | Mark Davis & Nate Keag | Stelios & Leslie Dokianakis | Laura & Melanie Durham of Mill Pond Realty, Inc. | Bob & Michelle Fish | Richard Heriford & Guy Ballard | Michael Hoffman & Michael Doriean | Steve Kiss | Kirbie Petersen & Brian Stephens | Travis & Sandra Randolph | Patsy & Randy Ramsey | George Stoutin & David Heilman | Keith Walker | Sharrie & Wayne Wellman