Legacy Gala

Friday, August 21, 2015


Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Michigan Legacy Art Park!

If you missed it…check out the press release about the 2015 Legacy Gala, along with photos here.


Join us in celebrating two decades of inspiring awareness, appreciation and passion for Michigan’s history, culture and environment though the arts. Through the vision and commitment of founders, sponsors, board members and volunteers, we’ve laid a solid foundation for Michigan Legacy Art Park. Let’s toast to our bright future together at our 20th Anniversary Legacy Gala.

This signature fundraising event for the park features fabulous silent and live auctions, a sparkling wine reception, a locally-sourced dinner and music.

Friday, August 21, 6:30 pm
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville, MI

$75 per person, sponsorship opportunities available

Quick links:
Online Reservations
View Auction Catalog


Can’t attend the gala but would like to bid on an auction item and support the Art Park? Our Proxy Bidding Process makes it easy. Click here for the LEGACY GALA PROXY BIDDING FORM.

For more information, please call 231-378-4963 or email: [email protected].

Summer evening attire.

Planning to stay at Crystal Mountain when you attend the Legacy Gala? Call 855-520-2974 for 10% off the published lodging rate and mention Group Code 45u6o5.


Special thanks to our lead sponsors of the 2015 Legacy Gala:


Roger and Joanna Garrett Foundation
Jim and Maree* Mulvoy
Rich* and Sue Smith
Maurice* and Linda White
Crystal Mountain



Tom* and Julie Dawson
Steve and Deona* Paine
Cherryland Electric


Martin and Valerie Cotanche
Kathryn DenHouter and Jim Jackway
Katharine* and Harry Eiferle
Marilyn Wheaton and Paul Duffy
Chemical Bank
Fifth Third Bank

Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital
Traverse City State Bank


Dennis and Alyce Helfman
Bob and Jane Holdeman
Earl and Thelma O’Loughlin
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Peeples

Jack and JoAnn Pope
Diane Wilbur and Jim Szalay
Airtech Equipment
Carrier Great Lakes
The DK Design Group
Envision Dental
Etna Supply

Geno’s Sports Bar and Grill
Mobility Now Physical Therapy
Traverse Tax & Accounting

*denotes Art Park board member

In the Beginning…

These photos show the beginnings of many of our amazing sculptures.






Related links: 

Tribute Videos Shown During Previous Legacy Gala Events

MiNews26 Feature on Legacy Gala

2014 Legacy Gala Grand Traverse Insider Article

MyNorth.com Article August 2014

2013 Legacy Gala event details

2013 Legacy Gala event recap

Record Eagle article about the 2012 Legacy Gala

Photos from the 2011 Legacy Gala

David Barr’s keynote address at the 2011 Legacy Gala

Record Eagle article about the 2011 Legacy Gala

Grand Traverse Insider article about the 2011 Legacy Gala