Michigan Legacy Art Park boasts a collection of more than forty major works of art and thirty-one poetry stones. Each sculpture and each poem help to express the Michigan experience, giving each visitor a more personal connection to the people, events and natural resources that continue to shape our great state.

Artists working in the Park

Nancy McKay is the 2015 Artist in Residence, July – August, 2015. View photos and follow her blog posts here:

Eric Troffkin completed installation of  Communications Vine in July of 2015. It is the park’s newest permanent sculpture acquisition. View photos and follow his blog posts here:

Artist-designed Benches New in 2015

Congratulations to the following artists, whose bench proposals were chosen from fifteen submissions: Tim Burke of Harper Woods; Bart Ingraham of Suttons Bay; Joe Krajkiewcz of Grandville; Cozette Phillips of Mt. Pleasant; Sam Soet of Farwell; Thomas Zaroff of Saint Joseph. Their unique and innovative benches are providing spots for rest and contemplation within the park. See the benches here.

Entry Gallery Exhibit

The Art Park also exhibits and sells works by Michigan artists. Seven sculptures by four artists were installed in 2014 at Michigan Legacy Art Park’s entry gallery and Crystal Mountain for a two year, temporary exhibit. The show changes sooner if a sculpture is sold. See the sculptures and learn about the art here.

Call for Proposals

Michigan Legacy Art Park is currently accepting entries for the May 2016 – April 2018 exhibit of outdoor sculpture. Click here for details.

Michigan Legacy Art Park is not accepting proposals for permanent artwork at this time.

Poetry Stones

The goals of the poetry stone program are to to: present poetry in nature; feature poetry inspired by aspects Michigan history, environment and/or culture; and provide a forum for literary arts with an emphasis on quality and diversity. To propose a new poetry stone, download our Poetry Stone Application Form.


Many photos on this website of the sculptures and the Park are by Newton Photography.