MONTAGUE – The first-ever Montague Market will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Montague High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The event is a craft market that will have a number of items available for purchase to the public. All of the items are made by Montague High School students.
The organizers are seniors Bailey Belinger and Ashlyn Nichols. Belinger said last year she and Nichols did a knitting demonstration for classmates that resulted in them creating the high school knitting club.
The girls wanted to figure out a way to sell the goods they were making. But with COVID-19 they figured the safest way to do so would be to do something outdoors.
To find people who might be interested in participating, a survey was sent out to the students at the school.
“So, we sent out a survey to the Montague student body. Other students who also have their own products will be selling them there (Montague Market),” said Belinger.
At the time of the interview, Belinger said there were as many as 10 students who would be selling their goods at the Montague Market. However, she said they were working to get more.
Originally, the girls envisioned the market being something sort of like a drive-thru, where people would buy things through the window of their car.
But Belinger said it came as a relief when principal Troy Moran thought it was going to be something people could walk around and do.
In addition to the knitted products made by Belinger and Nichols; some of the other items being sold include: homemade jams, floral arrangements, welded products and more.
Items being sold range from $2 to $40.
MUSKEGON — The Muskegon Museum of Art’s rescheduled Postcard Salon exhibition is now open to visitors. The MMA’s Postcard Salon is a non-competitive event that features small-scale works by hundreds of Michigan artists.
The works of art will be available to view until the end of October, ending with the opportunity for the public to buy the artworks for $30 each on October 30 and October 31.
Earlier this year, the museum had to close because of COVID immediately before the Postcard Salon was due to open and after all the artwork arrived. The museum staff safely stored the artwork until the time when the show could be rescheduled. The 2020 Postcard Salon features about 1,700 works of art by nearly 600 artists; both numbers are the highest seen in the 14 years the event has taken place.
• Friday, October 30, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
• Saturday, October 31, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
• Exclusive entry and shopping hours for Muskegon Museum of Art members:
Friday, October 30, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
All of the artwork is available to purchase for $30 each. Half of the sale proceeds go to the artists that sell and half goes to the museum to fund programming.
Due to health and safety measures, Postcard Salon gallery occupancy is limited to five guests. Visitors wanting to spend more time enjoying the cards are encouraged to visit in advance of the sale dates of October 30 and 31.
Postcard Salon is underwritten by G & L Chili Dogs. Additional program support is provided by the Art Bridges Foundation, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs with the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Michigan Humanities Council with the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Muskegon Museum of Art, at 296 W. Webster Ave., Muskegon, Michigan, is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm and closed Mondays. Visit www.muskegonartmuseum.org for up-to-date information.
MONTAGUE – The Montague equestrian team recently placed third in their regional championships, missing a chance at the state championships by one spot.
Beating them out of their spot at state championships were the Fremont and Greenville teams. There were eight teams in total competing at regionals this year.
The competition at regionals was tough, and the riders rode to the occasion. “This was the toughest competition some of these kids will ever see,” says Coach Kim Eubank.
This was Eubank’s first year coaching the Montague team. The five-rider team, consisting of two freshman, one sophomore, and two juniors, had at least one rider in each one of the 17 different classes at regionals, including saddle seat riding, jumping, and racing.
The wide range of riding skills possessed by the Montague team truly paid off.
The team believes next year they will go all the way to the state championships. Since the Montague Equestrian Team is not a school-funded sport, on top of months of practice and hours spent building partnerships with their horses, the team has to raise the money necessary to compete.
Team members this year include junior Claire Meacham, junior Madelyne Meacham, freshman Savannah Winkleblack, freshman Lane Eubank, and sophomore Tristan Winkleblack.