Summer Sounds Concerts Commence with Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever will open the 2011 Summer Sounds concert series on Friday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. The concert will take place at Michigan Legacy Art Park’s scenic outdoor amphitheatre, on the grounds of Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa in Thompsonville, Michigan. Concert tickets are $10 per adult, $8 per Art Park member, and free for kids 17 years and …

Governor William and Helen Milliken to Receive Legacy Award

Few couples have had greater impact on Michigan’s culture, heritage and environment than former Governor William and Helen Milliken. For their dedication and leadership the former Michigan governor and his wife have been selected as the recipients of the 2011 Legacy Award. The Legacy Award is bestowed annually by Michigan Legacy Art Park to recognize those who have made a …

Summer Sounds 2011 Line-Up

Michigan Legacy Art Park is proud to announce the musicians who will perform at our Summer Sounds 2011 concert series: July 8: Cabin Fever Hosted by members of Michigan Legacy Art Park July 15: Peter, Paul & Mary Remembered Hosted by the Benzie Sunrise Rotary Club July 22: Neptune Quartet + 1 Hosted by the Benzie County Chamber of Commerce …

Art Park Celebrates the Season with Summer Kick-off Event

The birds are singing, the trilliums have sprung from the forest floor, and Michigan Legacy Art Park is ready to welcome visitors for its 2011 summer season. The Art Park’s annual Summer Kick-off Event is happening Sunday, May 22, 1:00 to 4:00 PM. A unique Michigan experience, the event is designed for all ages to come explore the 30-acre preserve, …

New Sculpture: The Water Brought the Trees by Pamela Ayres

Photo Gallery: The Water Brought the Trees by Pamela Ayres   Michigan Legacy Art Park is home to a new environmental sculpture by Pamela Ayres.  Created over the course of the summer, Ayres was inspired by the Art Park's mission and the Legend of the Sleeping Bear.  Ayres wistfully described her inspiration for her newest work by saying "the symbol of a boat giving passage to trees …

New Sculpture: A.M. by Kaz McCue

View Photos of A.M. by Kaz McCue   Artist and educator Kaz McCue installed his sculpture A.M. at the 30-acre Michigan Legacy Art Park in July, 2010.  Now part of the Art Park's permanent collection of 42 sculptures, A.M. was built in 1993 of welded steel, cast iron and bricks.  Originally created as an outdoor sculpture, its structural elements of its construction …

Family Fun Day 2010

Family Fun Day and new artists’ reception at Michigan Legacy Art Park                       THOMPSONVILLE, MICH – Family Fun Day at Michigan Legacy Art Park will take place on Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The Art Park is located at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, Thompsonville, Mich.  Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy art projects for adults …

George and Althea Petritz honored with Legacy Award

George & Althea Petritz honored with Legacy Award THOMPSONVILLE, MICH – Michigan Legacy Art Park presented Althea Petritz with the 2010 Legacy Award during the Legacy Gala on August 21 at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa.  Over the last sixty years George and Althea Petritz have made a phenomenal impact on the economy and culture of Benzie County not only …

Snowshoe d’Art

Winter fun, hot chocolate and art!   THOMPSONVILLE, MICH – Discover art and winter fun with hot chocolate and a leisurely snowshoe trek through Michigan Legacy Art Park. Meet at the Art Park trailhead between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2010.   Snowshoe d’ Art is one of the many activities planned during Women’s Winter Tour …