Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum Hosts 18th Annual Saints & Sinners Gala

Posted In: Arts & Entertainment, Artist Feature, Culture, Community Profiles,   By: Robert E Martin

28th September, 2022     0

The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum at Saginaw Valley State University invites you to a special evening at the Museum for the 18th annual fundraising event “Saints & Sinners Gala” on Friday, October 7, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Taking its name from Fredericks’s impressive “Saints and Sinners” sculpture series, this year’s Gala will return to an in-person event after a two-year break.  The evening highlights include: 

        • Silent Auction & Cash Bar (1st drink included with ticket purchase) 

  • Culinary Arts – Saintly Supper & Sinful Deserts 
  • Live Art Auction hosted by Auctioneer Mike Furlo 
  • Live Entertainment provided by The Soul Street Jazz Trio featuring Jordan Edwards 
  • Two Exhibitions will be on View 
    • Rethinking Monuments: American Sculpture in Its Time 1850 – 2000 
    • Exposure: Native Art and Political Ecology 
  • Complimentary Valet parking available at Museum entrance on Fie Arts Drive 
Over fifty of the region’s finest artists have donated works of art for the silent and live auction.   All auction artworks can be previewed in the Saints & Sinners Invitational Exhibition at the University Art Gallery located in the Arbury Fine Arts Building from September 26 – October 7, Mon.-Sat. 11AM – 5PM.  You may also view the artwork online at 

“It was 34 years ago that Marshall Fredericks, ‘America’s Public Sculptor,’ gave his important artworks to Saginaw Valley State University to create a museum for the education and enjoyment of the Great Lakes Bay Community and beyond,” says Megan McAdow, director of the Museum, “And while the University covers a portion of our upkeep, the Museum must raise the rest – a substantial sum — to ensure we can bring exciting exhibitions and educational programs to our in-person and online visitors.” 

Financial support pays for everything that the Museum makes available to the community for free: 

  • Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Gallery & Sculptor’s Studio 
  • Jo Anne and Donald Petersen Sculpture Garden 
  • National and International Special Exhibitions 
  • Guided Tours & Education Programs for All Ages 
  • Community Outreach & Engagement Activities and Events 
  • And everything else that makes the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum an important community cultural and educational hub! 

Tickets to the annual Saints & Sinners Gala are $100 per person or two for $190. Tickets can be purchased by visiting  

We thank our sponsors for their generous support of this event and the museum's programs: the Marshall M Fredericks Foundation, Judith Ruland and Jim McIntyre at the Platinum level, Merrill, a Bank of America company, and Victor Aviles. Dave and Patti Kepler and Bill and Sue Vititoe at the Gold level and A&D Home Healthcare, Drs. Brent and Bradi Boyce, Denis and Karen Callewaert, Fabiano Brothers, Garber Automotive, Barbara Heller, Deborah and Al Huntley, Mervyn and Avril Roundtree, Saginaw Bay Underwriters, Robert J. Dotson and Kathy Allen at the Silver level.  We also thank our Bronze level sponsors: Dave and Kathy Abbs, Don and Liana Bachand, Bierlein Companies, Inc., Braun Kendrick, Attorneys at Law, Covenant HealthCare, Marcia Ditmyer and Raymond Rawson, Bill and Lori Jurgens, Benjamin Kiehl, Ed and Kathy Langenburg, Michigan Sugar Company, Marc and Kathy Peretz, R.C. Hendrick & Son, Carlos and Jean Ramet, SVSU College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences, SVSU Office of Academic Affairs, SVSU Office of the President, Dan and Sara Veresh, Raj and Rick Wiener and Wildfire Credit Union. 

It is not too late to become a sponsor and allow us to recognize you as one of the many wonderful individuals, local businesses, and organizations in the region. More information about sponsorship opportunities, various sponsorship levels, and donor benefits can be found at

The Museum looks forward to the community’s attendance and financial support during the “Saints & Sinners Gala” which will help sustain Marshall Fredericks’s gift of art to all. 

The Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum is located on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University, 7400 Bay Road, Saginaw, MI. Museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (989) 964-7125 or visit the Museum’s website at





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