Upcoming Events







Wednesday, November 5, 2014

22nd Annual Members' Meeting & Painted Sanctuary Art Event

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MLive Media Group

306 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo

Join us for our 22nd Annual Members' Meeting with a Painted Sanctuary art event!  Come share in our success and view original art created by the Plein Air Artists of West Michigan.  Art and 2015 Painted Sanctuary calendars will be available for purchase.  We'll have a brief business meeting at 7 p.m. and then get back to enjoying the people, art, and catered food.

For a Google map, click here.


Friday, November 7, 2014

Art Hop

5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MLive Media Group

306 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo

Come on out and purchase your Painted Sanctuary 2015 calendar.  Buy extras for holiday gift-giving! Original are by the Plein Air Artists of West Michigan will also be available for sale — 55 pieces.  A portion of all art sales will go to SWMLC.

For a Google map, click here.


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Raymond F. Holden Conservation Easement Celebration

Bellevue, Calhoun County

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join us for the dedication of the Holden family's 396-acre property in Calhoun County  now forever protected by SWMLC through a conservation easement. The celebration will take place at the Holden's residence, 23900 13 Mile Road in Bellevue, Calhoun County.

There will be a short presentation by SWMLC and a few words from the landowners, followed by refreshments and a tour of the property.

Ample parking will be available on site. Please do not park in the road.

Directions:  From I-94, take exit 104 (at Firekeepers Casino) and head north on 11 Mile Road/Wheatfield. Stay to the left at the fork. Take a right onto Bellevue Road.  It will merge with 13 Mile Road. Continue north. Once you pass the Center Line Gun Club, the Holden property is the next drive on the right. (If you're coming from the north, 13 Mile Road is known as Sand Road in Eaton County.)

If you plan to attend, pease let us know by November 5.


PAAWM Paint-Outs

The Plein Air Artists of West Michigan paint outdoors in natural light twice a month, all year long.  Many of their paint-outs are on protected SWMLC properties, and you are invited to attend those held on public preserves.  Paint-outs are on Saturdays.  They begin at 9 a.m. and end around 1 p.m.  There is only one left for 2014:

October 11 - Kesling Nature Preserve, Three Oaks