After barreling through the Great Lakes Bay Region this summer, the curtain on ArtWave began to close—but the warrior cry gave way: Encore! Encore! 

Who can resist? The ArtWave extravaganza continues into October, and Saginaw County is the place(s) to be! Experience a musical at one of the oldest community theatres in the U.S., wander about an historic art museum, take the family on a Fall Fun Day (and we triple-dog-dare you to “Get Slimed”). Raging and rocking right in your Go Great back yard, ArtWave Saginaw County this October is your last chance at ArtWave, folks. Don’t miss it! 

Encore: ArtWave Saginaw County

“Her smile steps offstage for a moment, then does an encore, all while I'm dealing with my blushing face.”

- Haruki Murakami

Why an ArtWave encore?  

"Art Wave is coming back to Saginaw in October to give everyone another chance to see the depth of cultural attractions there," says Moira Branigan, director of internal operations at Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance. 

Without further adieu: ArtWave Saginaw County in October!  

Fall Into Art

Mid-Michigan Children's Museum 

It may be the last of sun-shining summer right now, but ArtWave Saginaw County will make its final splash in October. With crisp air and crunchy leaves underfoot, we’re talking the season of caramel apples, cozy sweatshirts and autumn-inspired porches (ahh, yes):

Nothing beats a live performance. Nothing.

- Jonathan Demme


Live is Alive

Experience the lure of live entertainment at Legally Blonde the Musical, October 7 – 9 and 14 – 16 (Friday/Saturday, 7:30; Sunday, 3 p.m.) at Pit & Balcony Theatre in Old Town Saginaw, and plan for an evening amidst historic grandeur on October 15 as Saginaw Choral Society presents: “Dancing in the Moonlight” at The Temple Theatre in Downtown Saginaw.


Good & Gooey

There’s no better time than Halloween-time to go ArtWave-wild and “Get Slimed”, October 8 (Note: think making take-home slime, not taking a bucket overhead, phew) or to make  “Creepy, Crawly Things” October 15 at Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum.

  • And don’t miss the “mad scientist” mysterious show throughout the Zoo Boo at Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square, complete with a Dr. Slime Show and trick-or-treating, October 15 – 16, 22 – 23, and 29 – 30! Costumes are welcomed!


Curated Discoveries 

Saginaw Art Museum 

Kids naturally enjoy discovering, so they’ll love WNEM Museum After Hours: A Night of Fire & Fun from 5 – 7 p.m. on October 13 featuring firing demonstrations by exhibiting artist Jeff Blandford, cider and donuts at Saginaw Art Museum! 

ArtWave: One Final Bow

Whether your idea of art is time spent ‘getting slimed’ or mind-walking in a Book Club discussion of “Glass & Glamour: Steuben’s Modern Movement, 1930 – 1960” by Donald Albrecht, ArtWave Saginaw County in October has something for you. 

And after the encore, when the final curtain has drawn on ArtWave?

Creativity is contagious, pass it on.”

- Albert Einstein