Winter Hike at Sawpath 4

Start the New Year Right

Some fresh air and a brisk hike through our sculpture-filled forest is the BEST way to start the new year! Join us at 11:00 AM on January 1, 2024 for the First Day Hike. An Art Park guide will lead the way, providing insight into the park and the artwork. Snowshoes recommended (depending on conditions). Tour is free with general …

Interview: Resident Artist Dawnice Kerchaert

Michigan Legacy Art Park is pleased to announce its 2023 David Barr Artist in Residence, Dawnice Kerchaert. A Pontiac-based artist, Kerchaert brings a profound connection to nature that aligns perfectly with the mission and vision of Michigan Legacy Art Park. Her work is a celebration of the natural world, inviting viewers to pause and appreciate the often-overlooked textures and forms …

2023 Resident Artist Presentation Event

Come meet our 2023 David Barr Artist in Residence at a special event to culminate her two weeks immersed in the Art Park. Dawnice Kerchaert will be presenting the work she’s done at the park, while sharing the inspiration and processes behind her art. Public is encouraged to attend this free event. Light refreshments will be served. Event Details Friday, …

Art Program at MLAP

Art Program with Chris Olszewski

Artist and educator Chris Olszewski will be leading programs in the park this week. Make plans to drop in for this experiential art project.

David Barr Legacy Artist Residency Announcement

Announcing the David Barr Legacy Artist Residency

Michigan Legacy Art Park is proud to be collaborating with the City of Novi, Mich. to present the David Barr Legacy Artist Residency program. This new opportunity for artists is inspired by the work and life of sculptor and Art Park founder David Barr.

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.

Ramona with Boy

Park Visitors Enjoy Interpretive Programs

Over the past several weeks, our resident environmental educator, Ramona DeGeorgio-Venegas, has been stationed at Discovery Grove, welcoming guests into the Art Park, sharing her wealth of knowledge, and inviting visitors to create something of their own.

Beacon by John DeHoog and Brian Nelson

The Beacon Project

We were happy to have John Dehoog and Brian Nelson as artists-in-residence this summer at Michigan Legacy Art Park. Along the way, the artists shared some photo journals as the work took shape.

Laramie, Memphis, Tallahassee Automobile Skin by Chris Olszewski

Chris Olszewski Artist Presentation

On Friday, July 29 we are excited to have guest artist Chris Olszewski give a presentation of his Vision Quest project. Come early for the Summer Sounds concert that evening to hear about Olszewski’s travels and mission, and take a moment to contribute to his interactive art experience. Olszewski is retracing the 1500-mile trek of Antoine Cadillac by driving his …

Nancy McKay Artist in Residence

Discover More with Artist Nancy McKay

Starting July 16, we welcome friend and artist Nancy McKay back to the Art Park for several weekends as an artist in residence. First trained as an interpretive artist at Hot Springs National Park, and since serving as artist-in-residence at Grand Canyon National Park, Badlands National Park, and Acadia National Park, as well as last summer here at Michigan Legacy …