Last winter, I had the opportunity to give a snowshoe tour of Michigan Legacy Art Park to members of Northwoods Ski & Spree. Many of the people on that tour had never been to the Art Park before so I encouraged them to return in warmer weather to enjoy a concert, workshop or to just hike the 1.5-mile trail on their own. Since then I've had the opportunity to get to know Peg Lawrenson – a member of both the Ski & Spree and the Benzie Bike Club. She helped spread the word about our clean-up day in May and several friends from the bike club came to help. Jackie Jackson, also a member of Benzie Bike Club, has been an Art Park volunteer for three years – leading hundreds of children through the Park on school field trips.
What a great collaboration we've begun!
After brainstorming with Peg a few months ago, we'd like to present an opportunity for the clubs to underwrite the next sculpture in the Great Lakes series at Michigan Legacy Art Park. The Great Lakes Project by artist Brian Ferriby began with the installation of Superior in 2010 followed by Michigan in 2012. The project continues with the vision of creating and installing three additional sculptures, each work depicting a different Great Lake.
To be part of this club gift, you may donate in these three ways:
Online: Click here to be directed to our donation page. MyNorth Tickets now processes all of our online donations and ticket sales – if you do not already have an account with them, you will be asked to create a simple account before making the donation. During the check out process, be sure to designate your gift toward the "Great Lakes Project."
By mail: Please make your check payable to Michigan Legacy Art Park and write "Great Lakes Project" in the memo. Mail it to Michigan Legacy Art Park, 12500 Crystal Mountain Drive, Thompsonville, MI 49683.
By phone: Call Renee at (231) 378-4963 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays to make a donation by credit card.
Both clubs will be recognized for their contribution in our annual newsletter and on a permanent sign that will be placed next to the sculpture. Individual names will not be listed on the donor list unless requested otherwise.
Thank you for your consideration, please feel free to contact me, Peg, or Jackie if you have any questions.