- Install outdoor sculpture;
- Exhibit contemporary works inspired by Michigan history;
- Provide a forum for high quality and diverse arts presentations;
- Engage and educate the public through interactive visitor projects and artist residency programs;
- Support schools through the development of programs that integrate art into a variety of subjects and link to the school curriculum.
Art Access for All campaign:
- GuideStar Profile
- 2015 MLAP CDP Funder Report
- 2014 MLAP CDP Funder Report
- 2013 MLAP CDP Funder Report
Current programs and activities:
- Exhibits and maintains forty-nine outdoor sculptures.
- Temporary sculpture exhibition in entry gallery.
- Summer Sounds, a concert series that has presented diverse musical genres for eighteen years.
- Looking to Learn encompasses field trips, in-school MLAP workshops / residencies, and curriculum materials for teachers.
- Legacy Gala, the mission-driven signature fundraiser, earns 30% of the annual operating fund.
- Fairies & Forts is a family event to kick-off the start of summer and features hiking, art activities, live music and refreshments.
- Weekly tours and activities for adults and families.
- Increased capacity of the organization by increasing executive director position to full-time, hiring a part-time Education Director and a part-time Communications and Special Projects Manager, and contracting a sculpture conservator.
- In accordance with the strategic plan, a master plan for the physical development of MLAP was completed in 2012. The following capital improvements have since been made with the support of many generous donors:
- Purchased an all-terrain, six-passenger vehicle to allow access to the upper trails for people with limited mobility and to aid in park maintenance.
- Built an ADA compliant arrival area and 1/4-mile trail from the parking lot to the amphitheater
- Rebuilt the amphitheater featuring a new deck and outdoor furniture
- Expanded and named the Mo and Linda White Discovery Grove—the art education, exploration, and exhibition area for children
- Installed Communications Vine, a new sculpture by Eric Troffkin
- Commissioned and installed six new artist-designed benches
- Built a garage to store for the ATV, outdoor furniture and other Art Park tools and materials
- Held the first field trip for students with disabilities on May 24 in partnership with Arts for All, TBAISD and TCAPS.