2021 Legacy Gala

Legacy Gala

Friday July 28, 2023

Crystal Mountain · Crystal Center

Join us for a wonderful summer night as we celebrate Michigan Legacy Art Park. Enjoy a Silent Auction with local items from donors and supporters. Our gala is held each summer at Crystal Mountain Resort with a locally sourced dinner while surrounded by friends and art supporters!

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6:00 PM

Reservation Check-In
Silent Auction
Sparkling Wine Reception

Please Park in Lot L: Otherwise known as the “skier lot”, Lot L is immediately to the right when you reach the first stop sign at the main Crystal Mountain entrance. You may drop off members of your party directly at the Crystal Center prior to parking.

7:00 PM
Welcome and Dinner

7:45 PM
Silent Auction Closes and Official Program Begins

Scott Tucker, Emcee
Terry Tarnow, Board President
Angie Quinn, Executive Director

Presentation of the Legacy Award
Craig Hadley, Executive Director, Dennos Museum
Awardee: Jason Quigno

Special Appeal
The Special Appeal is a “reverse auction” that gives you an opportunity to immediately contribute financially to the work of the Art Park.

52 Card Raffle Drawing

9:00 PM
Silent Auction Check Out

Legacy Award

Distinguished contemporary sculptor and member of the Saginaw Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Jason Quigno will be awarded the 2023 Legacy Award for his lifetime of accomplishments as an artist.

Quigno’s captivating stone sculptures tell Anishinaabe stories with a contemporary lens, making him a unique and worthy recipient of the award. His significant contributions to the cultural landscape of Michigan spark curiosity toward the Native perspective and heritage.

The Legacy Award is presented annually to individuals who make a significant, positive impact on Michigan’s arts, history, culture, or environment.

Past Legacy Award Honorees
Artist Jason Quigno at work on a stone sculpture. Photo by Eric Bouwens

Photo: Eric Bouwens

Online & Silent Auction

Once again, the Legacy Gala features a silent auction filled many wonderful items, including art and experiences. This year, we have 12 bonus items that are ONLY available online, including a day of golf at historic, invite-only Crystal Downs Country Club.

Bidding is live now and will continue until noon this Sunday, July 30.

You can bid on these exclusive items, as well as preview the entire silent auction catalog online now.

Auction Preview & Online Bidding

Become a Sponsor

Thank you for being a part of the Legacy Gala.

Sponsorships ensure a successful Legacy Gala, providing for continued, sustainable, steady and inspired growth at Michigan Legacy Art Park.

3 Ways to Register Your Sponsorship:
  1. Call 231-378-4963
  2. Mail a check to
    Michigan Legacy Art Park
    12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
    Thompsonville, MI 49683
  3. Submit the form below
Become a Sponsor

$5,000 Presenting Sponsors

  • Headliner presentation of logo
  • Logo featured on screens
  • Invitation recognition
  • 10 Reserved Seats
  • 10 Drink Tickets
  • Podium recognition
  • Private guided group tour of the Art Park

$2,500 Leadership Sponsors

  • Topliner presentation of logo
  • Podium recognition
  • 8 Reserved Seats
  • 8 Drink Tickets

$1,500 Sustaining Sponsors

  • Logo included in all materials
  • 6 Reserved Seats
  • 6 Drink Tickets

$500 Associate Sponsors

  • Program recognition
  • 4 Reserved Seats
  • 4 Drink Tickets

$250 Friends of the Art Park

  • Program recognition
  • 2 Reserved Seats
  • 2 Drink Tickets

Leadership Sponsor

Jim & Maree Mulvoy · Mo & Linda White

Sustaining Sponsor

Crystal Mountain · Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
Marilyn Wheaton & Paul Duffy

associate sponsors

AcenTek · Kathy & Harry Eiferle · Roger Garrett · Interlochen Center for the Arts · LaFontsee Galleries · Ed & Carol LePrade · Bary Levine & Becky Beauchamp · Glen & Tracie MacPherson · Terry & Michael Tarnow · Watson Benzie · Diane Wilbur & Jim Szalay

Friends of the Art Park

Mary Ann Cheney & David Mix · Donald B. & Kitty Dixon · John & Beth Melcher · Alan & Margo Osterman · Angie Quinn & Steve Nagy · Tim & Janet Taylor · Joan & Tom Verla · Harriet Wall & · Vance Marshall · Ima Williams

Special Thanks to

iSee Communications · L. Mawby Vineyards · Leelanau Cellars
Sincere gratitude to all the businesses and artisans who have shared items and experiences to benefit our silent auction.