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 …

Lake Michigan Sculpture to be Dedicated to Millikens

Lake Michigan’s stunning shoreline is only 12 miles west of Michigan Legacy Art Park.  But for future visitors to the the Art Park, the Great Lake will appear to be only an arm’s-length away. A sculpture depicting Lake Michigan is currently being completed by artist Brian Ferriby.  The second largest Great Lake by volume, Lake Michigan will be the second …

Photos: Legacy Gala 2011

[nggallery id=8]   Photos from the 2011 Legacy Gala, held Saturday, August 20 at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, courtesy of Alan Newton at Newton Photography.   During the Gala, Michigan Legacy Art Park honored former Governor William Milliken and First Lady Helen Milliken with the 2011 Legacy Award.  Learn more about the 2011 Legacy Award Recipients.   Thank you …

Art Park Founder Speaks on “The State of the Art”

The following is David Barr's Legacy Gala Keynote Address, given August 20, 2011. David Barr is the founder of Michigan Legacy Art Park.   The State of the Art   Governor and Mrs. Milliken, Governor and Mrs. Snyder, Marilyn and Paul, members of our valiant board of directors past and present, Althea Petriz, and Jim and Chris MacInnes, Renee and …

Have Dinner with Two Governors at the 2011 Legacy Gala

Join Governor Rick Snyder and First Lady Sue Snyder in honoring former Governor William Milliken and Helen Milliken as they accept the 2011 Legacy Award. When: Saturday, August 20 at 6 p.m.   Where: The Crystal Center at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa – Driving Directions to Crystal Mountain   Tickets: $100 per person. Purchase Legacy Gala tickets online or call Renee Hintz at 231.378.4963   Deadline …

Governor William and Helen Milliken to Receive Legacy Award

Few couples have had greater impact on Michigan’s culture, heritage and environment than former Governor William and Helen Milliken. For their dedication and leadership the former Michigan governor and his wife have been selected as the recipients of the 2011 Legacy Award. The Legacy Award is bestowed annually by Michigan Legacy Art Park to recognize those who have made a …

George and Althea Petritz honored with Legacy Award

George & Althea Petritz honored with Legacy Award THOMPSONVILLE, MICH – Michigan Legacy Art Park presented Althea Petritz with the 2010 Legacy Award during the Legacy Gala on August 21 at Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa.  Over the last sixty years George and Althea Petritz have made a phenomenal impact on the economy and culture of Benzie County not only …