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Charles Burnett’s insightful films about African American life and culture have distinguished him internationally and critically as a leading filmmaker. His well-known film, Killer of Sheep, about working class African Americans in California, has been hailed by the New York Times as “a masterpiece.”

In November 2017, Burnett received an honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his body of work, which offers a rich exploration of African American culture and history.

Nightjohn, called a “powerful and soul stirring drama” is a 90 minute, family film about a slave who dares to teach his fellow slaves to read. It stars Beau Bridges, Lorraine Toussaint, and Carl Lumbly.

Presently, Charles Burnett is a visiting professor at Bard University.

Shout Out Saugerties, a program of the town of Saugerties, brings together artists and humanists in creative endeavors to nurture and advance a healthy, economically vital community.​

Send an e-mail to  info@shoutoutsaugerties.orgfor workshop enrollment, information, and donations.
★ denotes a related event


Kristy Rupp's "Catastrophozoic" will be on display at Cross Contemporary Arts
Prudence See's "Earth Poetry Prints" will be on display at Dancing Tulip Floral Boutique
Angela Gaffney-Smith will show her artwork and a retrospective of her award-winning windows at Smith Hardware
This Little Pig Loves Poetry: Poems by Local Poets, window designed by Maureen Cummins, The Pig Restaurant, Partition Street
Waters Rising: Sea Level Rise at Saugerties Lighthouse, Kiosk design by the Water Committee
Literally Magazine is still incubating. Instead of a reading, an Art Window from Saugerties High School artists will be at Inquiring Minds Bookstore, on Partition Street. From Saturday, Oct. 14th to Oct. 28th.
Stop in Artistic Hallucinations on Main St. for your temporary Shout Out Saugerties tattoo
Stop in the Wise Owl Cafe to get your special Shout Out Saugerties tart

Special Thanks...



The calendar will be updated frequently. Events are subject to change.
Check Venues page for event addresses. Download .pdf schedule here. Save $$ by purchasing comedy and music event tickets online.
W=Workshop  L=Lecture/Talk/Reading  E=Art Exhibit  P=Performance  M=Music  C=Comedy

Week 1 - Oct. 6,7,8 - Look Out

Friday, October 6th
2pm: “Images of Saugerties History from an Art Perspective” Michael Sullivan Smith, Tad Richards and Michael Nelson, Community Room, Public Library  L
★ 5pm: "Sculpture Courtyard Reception", artwork by Stuart Farmery, Alex Kveton, Shelley Parriott, David Provan and the estate of Jeffrey Schiller, curated by Alan Goolman and Jen Dragon, Bella Luna  E
★ 7pm: "City That Drinks the Mountain Sky, Part II;" performance by Arm-of-the-Sea, Saugerties Public Library Grounds P
Saturday, October 7th
★ 12pm: Launch of "Rising Waters! Sea Level Rise at the Saugerties Lighthouse," with short talk, Skip Arthur, Vivian Beatrice, Elisabeth Lennon, Prudence See, Kiosk at Saugerties Lighthouse L
4pm: Launch of Shout Out Saugerties and Lucky's Community Wall, with Mayor's Proclamation and Chamber of Commerce reception, Lucky Chocolates L
★ 5pm: Art Openings, "Changes: Women Artists," and "No Way Out", window installation, Robert Lach, Emerge Gallery E
★5:30pm: Ribbon Cutting, Mural, "Timeless History," at Odd Fellows Temple, presented by Kelli Bickman and Mural Arts Crew, Corner of Main and Partition St E
 6pm: Art Opening, "Power Index," Josepha Gutelius, and Sculpture, Christopher Nealon, Partition St. Wine Shop Gallery E
Sunday, October 8th
★ 12 noon-5pm: Mum Festival and art show, Seamon Park E

Week 2 - Oct. 13,14,15 - Try Out

Friday, October 13th
12:30pm-2:00pm: Writing Workshop I, Sense of Place through Culinary Travel Writing, Richard Frisbie, Community Room, Public Library, Enrollment Limited W
5pm: Art Opening, "Yearnings of the Heart: paintings, cut outs, and sculpture," Elin Menzies, Paintings, Diane Dwyer,  and "Arm-of-the-Sea: Selected Visuals From 35 Years of Theater Art," Marlena Marallo, 114 Partition St. Pop-Up Gallery E  
Saturday, October 14th
10:30am-12:30pm: Writing Workshop II: Writing the Impermissible: Forbidden Narratives, Nancy Kline, Community Room, Public Library, Enrollment Limited W
2:30pm-4:30pm: Writing Workshop III: Character is Story: Crafting a Screenplay, Katie Cokinos, Community Room, Public Library, Enrollment Limited W
5pm:  (Cancelled - please see sidebar)  Creative Writing, Art, Music, hosted by Literally, Saugerties High School arts magazine, Inquiring Minds Bookstore L
9pm: American Roots Music I: Scott Grower, country rock singer-songwriter, and special guest Jon Lee, Bella Luna Upstairs M BUY TICKETS TO THIS EVENT (Sold at door as well)
Sunday, October 15th
12:30pm: “Artists Support and Funding,” Discussion with Linda Marston-Reid, Emerge Gallery L
★ 3pm: Harmonic Brass of Munich, Pro Musica, Saugerties United Methodist Church M
4:30pm: "This Little Pig Loves Poetry Reading," with Ellenora Cage, Allen C. Fisher, Robert P. Langdon, Judith Lechner and Will Nixon, Pig Bar and Grill L

Week 3 - Oct. 20,21,22 - Bust Out

Friday, October 20th
4pm: THE AMAZING Joe Sinnott and Janice Chiang: CRAFT MASTERS OF MARVEL'S SPIDER MAN, moderated by Chris O'Leary, Gallery at Dutch Ale House L
6pm: Belly Dancing Seminar, Amanda Newman and Ashley Enright, 114 Partition St. W
9pm: Shout Out Stand Up Comedy, Shawn Gillie, Marcus Givan, Henry Liu, Chris O'Leary, Lauren Turczak, and host Rob Rudolph, Bella Luna Upstair C BUY TICKETS TO THIS EVENT (Sold at door as well)
Saturday, October 21st
2pm: Forum, "Journalism, Capitalism and Democracy? How do they Co-Exist?" with Chris Allen, Jeff Beals, Mariel Fiori and Geddy Sveikauskas, moderated by Jeremy Russell, Community Room, Public Library L
4pm: The Making of Tinker Street: a journal of Visual Art, Writing, and Resistance with editor/publisher Maureen Cummins and writers, Dawn Casteel-Lorick, Beverly Donofrio, Olivia Dunn, and Christina Franke from Issue Two, Emerge Gallery L
7pm: Discussion and wine, "Power Index," with Josepha Gutelius and Will Nixon, Partition St. Wine Shop L
9pm: American Roots II: Annie and the Hedonists, Bella Luna Upstairs M BUY TICKETS TO THIS EVENT (Sold at door as well)
Sunday, October 22nd
10am-11:30am: "Making Wearable Art: jewelry with a conscience,” Joan Reinmuth, Savor Spa, Enrollment Limited W
2pm: "Making Ink Transfers," Workshop with Brian Lynch, Pop Up Gallery, 114 Partition St, Enrollment Limited W
4pm: Concert: Big Distraction with Michael Bernier, Meredith Briggs, Dean DiMarzo, John Ferro, and Kandy Harris, Porcelain Helmet, Walter Dominicis and the El Rancho Deluxo Band, and Kaia Dedick, Meghan Salamone, and Sofia Williams, Bella Luna Pavilion M

Week 4 - Oct. 27,28,29 - Chill Out

Friday, October 27th
4pm: "Knit Away Stress: a workshop,"  Perfect Blend Yarn Shop W
9pm: Shout Out Stand Up, with Monty Mason, Andy McDermott, Mike McGrath, Joan Reinmuth, Ryan Shanahan, Jared Whiteford, and host Peter Vinogradov,  Bella Luna Upstairs C BUY TICKETS TO THIS EVENT (Sold at door as well)
Saturday, October 28th
10am: Just added!  Food Share/Long Spoon Collective (Food information + walnut ink to try for drawing, Saugerties Farmer's Market
2:30pm: "Farmer's Markets: Health and Community-Building," Barry Benepe plus Farmer's Market Vendors, Community Room, Public Library L
4pm: Reading “Displaced/At Home: Refugees, Immigrants, Migrants & other travelers,” Carmen Henriquez, Nancy Kline, Philip Pardi, Kate McGloughlin, and Edwin Sanchez, Inquiring Minds Bookstore L
6pm: Just added! Artist Talk, Anthony Haden-Guest and Christy Rupp, Cross Contemporary Art L
9pm:  American Roots III: Too Lazy Boys, Chris Gili and Rod Archer, Americana singer-songwriters, Bella Luna Upstairs M BUY TICKETS TO THIS EVENT (Sold at door as well)
Sunday, October 29th
11:30am: Yoga, Selena Reynolds, Pop Up Gallery, 114 Partition Street W
2pm: "Linda as Bob Will Sing in Your Ear," Linda Montano, Pop Up Gallery, 114 Partition St. P
4pm: "How Could Saugerties Be More Cool?" Creativity and Community: Public Forum with Response to Lucky's Wall, moderated by Shem Cohen, Reformed Church of Saugerties L