Arts for All Visits the Park

We were very happy to once again host a group of young people in collaboration with Arts for All Northern Michigan.

Theresa Smith with Students

Artist Residency Makes Broad Impact on Area Students

Theresa Smith’s residency at the Art Park this fall was a wonderful demonstration of how various components of our mission can be integrated into a single program. Her six weeks not only included the opportunity for the artist, but also an incredible education experience and a community event.

Betsie Valley students learn about Lake Michigan

A Veteran Teacher’s Thoughts on the Art Park

Education is a process. It is a process that establishes relationships, transcends curriculum, and provides a framework to attach experience. Engaging in the educational process is meant to be done as a participant and not as a spectator. As educational leadership mandates more and more focus on data and results, places like Michigan Legacy Art Park become integral in the …

5 Benefits of an Art Park Field Trip

Each year, hundreds of students from northern Michigan schools visit Michigan Legacy Art Park on field trips. Field trips offer students a rare opportunity to experience fine art firsthand in northern Michigan, and our natural setting wonderfully suits their sensory needs. In addition, the environmental and historical connections addressed in each piece provide enlightening discoveries that teachers can use to …