Kyle Novy aka Mount Valor

Guest Post: Why Make Music?

2017 Summer Sounds performer Mount Valor (aka Interlochen instructor Kyle Novy) shares his thoughts on “why” songwriting, music, or arts in general is important to him—when it seems increasingly devalued in our culture.

2017 Golf Classic Fundraiser

A Successful Golf Classic!

Thanks to contributions from sponsors, dedicated volunteers and tireless planning committee, our 2017 Golf Classic was a success.

International Sculpture Day 2017

International Sculpture Day 2017

In celebration of International Sculpture Day, we are offering free admission to all guests that day. Here’s the perfect excuse to get outdoors and enjoy Michigan Legacy Art Park this spring!

Michigan Loggers

Lumbering Michigan

Dr. Misty Sheehan from Benzie Area Historical Museum shares about the lumbering history of Michigan, which has inspired or informed several artworks in the park.

Winter Sounds Holiday Concert Featuring Benzie Central Chamber Choir

Interview: Benzie Teen on Performing at the Art Park

For the past several years, Christy Case has brought her choir students from Benzie Central High School to perform here at Michigan Legacy Art Park for our Winter Sounds holiday concert. It is such a joy to see these young people perform at the park, and holiday spirits are always high. One of Christy’s students was willing to share some …

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 …

Kaz McCue

Welcome New Artistic Director Kaz McCue

We are excited to announce long-time Art Park friend and contributing artist Kaz McCue has joined our organization as Artistic Director and Curator to guide the direction of our collection and carry forward the vision of our late founder, David Barr. “His artistic vision for the future of the park is rooted in our mission and focuses on collaboration with …

Art Access for All Campaign

Impact of the Art Access for All Campaign

This summer, we wrapped up Art Access for All—a two year campaign that raised $377,164 for the Art Park. Here is a summary of some of the incredible work being done as a result of this campaign.