2021 Michigan Legacy Art Park’s Legacy Award Honoree

The park is excited to announce Lois Teicher as our 2021 Legacy Award Honoree, who will be saluted in a live-event at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa on Friday August 6th, 2021. For tickets and information online click here or email info@michlegacyartpark.org


Artist Michael D. Hall

Two arts organizations in Northern Michigan are uniting again in digital-celebration of International Sculpture Day, an annual worldwide event organized by the International Sculpture Center.

Dennos Museum Center and Michigan Legacy Art Park will co-host a live conversation between two talented Michigan sculptors who will engage in a lively conversation about craft, process, and the big picture. Pour a cup of coffee, sit back and follow this unique chance to explore this fascinating medium.

How to Connect

This livestream event will take place Sunday April 25 at 1:00 PM EST. Anyone in the world can watch for free on Zoom here (participants must…


Old friends and new will return on Sunday May 2nd at 10:00 AM as Michigan Legacy Art Park presents the second edition of an improvisational virtual experience celebrating literature, music, storytelling, art and ornithology.

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Collaborators at The Boardman Review, Here: Say Storytelling, and The National Writers Series helped to curate a one-time-only gathering of writers and artists from across the Northern Michigan region.

Attendees from anywhere in the world can follow along on Zoom or Facebook Live as birding expert Nate Crane of Rare Bird Brewpub returns to host live bird watching and listening interludes from Michigan Legacy Art Park…


The biggest rivalry in Michigan isn’t Wolverines vs Spartans, Yoopers vs Trolls or even Vernors vs Canada Dry — it’s the little ole Michigan Legacy Art Park in FIRST PLACE vs the giant Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in second place as of this update (04/05/2021)

Free online voting has begun around the country for this year’s 10Best Readers Choice award for favorite Sculpture Park in America, presented by USA Today. Among the twenty curated nominees is Michigan Legacy Art Park, located in Thompsonville on the grounds of Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa.

Established in 1995 and celebrating 25 years as a cherished community organization, the nonprofit Michigan Legacy Art Park hosts a collection of more than fifty monumental artworks, rotating outdoor exhibits, and an artist residency — all dedicated to celebrating Art, Nature and Michigan’s unique history together. …


Michigan Legacy Art Park and Crooked Tree Arts Center Co-Host Encore of the Community Art Project Exploring Life in Quarantine

Over 200 paper maché masks will be on display at Crooked Tree Arts Center Traverse City as part of the “Stay Safe” Masks Exhibit, curated by Michigan Legacy Art Park.


Guests are warmly invited to join us in fellowship and celebration at Michigan Legacy Art Park to dedicate the latest installation to our permanent collection, “Michigami Down Under” by artist Donald Rau, Jr. of Thompsonville.

Detail of “Michigami Down Under” by artist Donald Rau, Jr. | Michigan Legacy Art Park

Sunday, June 6th 2021 at 4:00 PM

Meet at the Michigan Legacy Art Park Trailhead 7300 Mountain Side Dr in Thompsonville, Michigan 49683 at the Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa. Happy Hour in the Art Park Amphitheater will follow.

Guests are encouraged to RSVP in advance by clicking here.

In 2019, longtime supporters Mo & Linda White created a fund with the intention of commissioning a new artwork to be dedicated to…


Michigan Legacy Art Park’s beautiful two miles of trails are home to sculptures by some of our state’s finest artists, with thirty acres of woods preserved by dedicated volunteers who have spent decades growing this special place. Many of them, we’re happy to say, are women.

It’s easy to consider their artworks as celebrations in themselves — of people finding their voices, discovering history, experiencing the wisdom of nature, and finding the fortitude to endure and fight against injustices across time — and we hope the landscape the park offers can become a platform for many new women to share…


Have you ever wanted to put your passion for the arts, the outdoors, and history all together in service for the state you love?

For over 25 years, our volunteer Board of Directors has been the strategic heart of our organization, ensuring our work delivers real impact to our communities, and our unique outdoor art experience continues to grow and thrive. You can learn more about our mission, finances and plans here.

As a nonprofit arts and cultural leader located in northern Michigan, we’re currently seeking energetic prospects statewide to serve on our Board of Directors for an initial term…


February 5, 2021: We join so many others today across Michigan and the world, heartbroken to hear the news of Charles McGee’s passing at the age of 96. He was a vibrant and working artist until the end, an icon of his beloved Detroit, and his creative spirit and intellect will forever live on through his remarkable work. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Michigan Legacy Art Park, a nonprofit arts and culture organization in northern Michigan, is seeking artists to apply for our 2021 residency program. The online application is free and available here.

Funded by the…


If you’re interested in collaborating with the Art Park, hosting an exhibit, or to receive guidance on how to run your own version of the project, please email Volunteer Director of Education Patricia Innis. If you’d like to do it yourself, our handy guide follows.

“Stay Safe” Mask Project Highlights at Michigan Legacy Art Park’s Discovery Grove

In August of 2020, Michigan Legacy Art Park artist and Volunteer Education Director, Patricia Innis, launched the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Mask Project as a way for people to connect during a challenging time and share their experiences about the pandemic and their hopes for a future after quarantine.

“We want this project to reflect…

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