In The artLAB: Shelter-In-Place

Friday, Sep 4 – 29, 2020

707 Lake Blvd.
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Image: Andrew Sawyer, C19 Project #1 – Cristina and Shea, 2020. Photograph.

For many, recent shelter-in-place executive orders have significantly affected how and why they create art. As part of an intimate group exhibition, KAC’s artlab gallery showcases select regional artist projects that have been created as a result of the 2020 executive orders for shelter-in-place.

Projects reflect: 

  • Innovations in materials due to limited access to supplies
  • Shifts in content or concepts as a direct result of shelter-in-place
  • An increase in time available to devote to artistic practice, resulting in new work


Join artists from the Shelter-in-Place exhibition in a virtual Zoom party during the first Third Thursday of the season on September 17! Mix a craft cocktail, hear stories behind the work, gain insights into the artistic process, and celebrate our community’s ability to overcome challenges with creative talent! Advance registration is required for this free virtual event. Participants will receive a link to join the Zoom tour upon registration.

Third Thursdays happen every month! Watch and discuss film clips, hear first-hand accounts from artists, or engage in a conversation about the art on view in KAC’s galleries – check out other Third Thursday events here.


In addition to the artists whose work is on view in the artlab, more regional artists are featured in this special Shelter-in-Place Online Exhibition. If you’re not able to visit the artwork in person, you can enjoy all of the work from afar in this virtual exhibit! Download the gallery guide to print at home, and find additional links, artist chats, and videos on KAC’s Facebook page.