Legacy Gala & Silent Auction

The Legacy Gala is the signature fundraising event for Michigan Legacy Art Park. The 2012 event will feature local food and wine, and the presentation of the Legacy Award. The Legacy Award is bestowed annually by Michigan Legacy Art Park to recognize those who have made a positive impact on Michigan’s arts, history or culture. The 2012 recipients of the Legacy Award will be Robert and Jane Holdeman.

The Legacy Gala will be held at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa on August 18, 2012 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person. Seating is limited. Sponsorship opportunities are available. To make your reservations or to become a sponsor call (231) 378-4963 or click here.

The silent auction will feature unique gifts, experiences and fine art. Below are several lists of exciting items that are included in the silent auction.


One-of-a-Kind Experiences

Polo Towers Las Vegas









Enjoy Las Vegas vacations the way they were meant to be enjoyed, right on The Strip! Savor the excitement of the city while staying one week in the comfort of a luxurious two bedroom, two Bath condo at Polo Towers. With its prime location on The Strip, this resort adjoins the MGM Grand and Aladdin and is across the street from the Monte Carlo and New York, New York. Tucked away from the noise, you can walk to everything you love to do in Las Vegas while still enjoying the relaxation of a quiet getaway.

Based on availability. Seven nights beginning on any Friday from 09/07/12 – 12/21/12

Item donated by: Maurice and Linda White




Saturday, September 1, 2012

Root Root Root for the home team. Use of two tabletops behind the first base dugout at Wuerfel Park for eight adults on Saturday, September 1, 2012.

Beach Bums vs London Rippers.

Game time is 7:05 PM.

Item donated by: Cherryland Electric Cooperative, who provides electricity to the Art Park.






Take Flight on a B-17 Flying Fortress

A gift certificate good for a ride for one passenger on the meticulously restored, award winning, World War II, B-17 Bomber, "Yankee Lady".

Gift Certificate expires October 2013.


Donated by: Yankee Air Museum, Belleville, MI



Come to the "Big House"

Four tickets to University of Michigan vs. Michigan State University on Saturday, October 20, 2012.

Time to be announced.

Also includes $100 gift certificate from Zingerman's Deli.


Donated by: Tom & Julie Dawson



Let Kristin Prepare an Outstanding Dinner for You & Your Friends


Kristin Kitely, Crystal Mountain's Director of Food and Beverage will prepare dinner for eight at a private residence at Crystal Mountain.

Date of event will be mutually agreed upon with Kristin, home owner, and successful bidder.

Home donated by: Bruce and Becky Sharp





Hilton Head, South Carolina

Island Links by Coral Resorts: An RCI "Gold Crown" Resort









Experience the quiet ambience of Island Links by Coral Resorts in Port Royal Plantation on Hilton Head Island. Take advantage of the miles of bicycle, rollerblading and walking paths throughout the plantation. Enjoy the on-site clubhouse, heated pool, sauna and watch your kids splash around the children’s pool. Priority tee times are available for guests at the many nearby golf courses.

Enjoy day trips to Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC.

Two bedroom; Two full bath condo; Full kitchen. Sleeps 8- While the sleeping options can vary from unit to unit, the most likely is a king in the master bedroom, two queens in the second bedroom and a sofa sleeper in the living room.

Dates are Saturday, March 10 2013 to Saturday, March 17, 2013.

Donated by: Wonet Hinde-Kulwicki

Bill Cosby Comes to Interlochen

Two tickets for the Saturday, September 15, 2012 performance at Kresge Auditorium on the campus of Interlochen Center for the Arts. Show time is 7:30 p.m.

One of America’s most prolific comedians of all time, Bill Cosby has dazzled generations of fans with his comedy routines, also captured on his iconic albums and best-selling books such as "Fatherhood" and the groundbreaking "The Cosby Show." His comedy transcends age, gender and cultural barriers.

Donated by: Interlochen Center for the Arts






One Bedroom, Frankfort Condo for Two Night Stay











Condo is at the Harbor Lights Resort on the shore of Lake Michigan. Pefectly located on the beach, and yet just a short walk away from downtown Frankfort.

Queen-sized bed, full bath with Jacuzzi tub, queen-sized sleeper sofa and complete kitchen.

Dates of use must be worked through the owner. This item is to be used after Labor Day 2012 and before June 15, 2013.

Item donated by: Craig Brass



Items from Artists

"Play Time" by Canadian artist, David Bernett

An Inuit marble sculpture

Measures 10” by 12” and is made from Napoleon marble

Item donated by: a friend of the Art Park






"Once Upon A Time" by Peggy Hawley

Oil on canvas 18 x 24

Peggy takes us back to the days of simple cottages adorning our lakes.


Item donated by: Peggy Hawley





"Mother and Child" by Verna Bartnick

Made of bronze.


Item donated by: Verna Bartnick






Necklace created by Becky Thatcher

Pendant is made of Petoskey stone.

Item donated by: Becky Thatcher









Items from local artists including:

Peggy Hawley

Delbert Michel

Rosalyn Tyge

Terry Tarnow

Glenn Wolff

Karen Clark

Richard Davis

Paul Welch

Sergio DeGiusti

Items from Michigan retailers, restaurants and  other venues including:

Bowers Harbor Vineyards

2 Lads Winery

Brys Estate Vineyard and  Winery

Boone’s Long Lake Inn

Dennos Museum

Gwen Frostic Prints

Cherry Republic

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Burritt’s Fresh Markets

American Spoon Foods

Henry Ford Museum

Meijer Gardens

Manistee Art Institute

State Theatre

Duperron Designs

Coho Café

Oliver Art Center

Detroit Institute of Arts

Glenwood Inn

MacBeth & Co

Oryana Foods

Crystal Crate & Cargo


Inn at Black Starr Farms

Items are still being collected for the Legacy Gala Silent Auction. Be sure to check often to see what new items have been added.

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