Letter from the Board President


Dear Friend of Michigan Legacy Art Park,

Your participation and belief in the Art Park makes it possible for thousands of visitors to northern Michigan to have the kind of experiences that people seem to want in their lives.  

The Art Park provides a rich cultural experience. In the Art Park’s unique wooded venue, the public connects with 45 impressive works of art created by many distinguished artists.

The Art Park provides a scenic retreat where guests enjoy Michigan’s extraordinary natural beauty. Free of the distractions and noise of everyday life, the Art Park encourages deep reflection and serenity.

The Art Park sculptures serve as an inspiration for children and adults.  They act as starting points for topics in history, geography, science, language arts, and environmental studies.

Join us in 2012…

  • Governor William and Helen Milliken will be honored on Sunday, May 20 with the dedication of artist Brian Ferriby’s Michigan, a new sculpture that addresses water conservation and water usage, and explores our connection to the Great Lakes.
  • The 17th season of the Summer Sounds concert series begins June 29.
  • New workshops will take place in the Art Park, May through August.
  • Save the date for the 4th Legacy Gala: Saturday, August 18.

I hope that you will join me in supporting Michigan Legacy Art Park as it continues to provide a place of reflection and meaningful learning experiences for all who visit.


Marilyn Wheaton


Michigan Legacy Art Park is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and contributions are tax deductible.


Please Note:

A special provision gives taxpayers the ability to distribute tax-free to charity up to $100,000 from a traditional or Roth IRA maintained for an individual who has reached age 701/2. Ordinarily, such distributions would be taxable to the individual, who would not be able to offset the income fully because of the percentage limitations on charitable contribution deductions. This provision expires at the end of 2011, so you would want to take advantage of it now.

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