Today we received an update on the Michigan Legacy Art Park from Angie Quinn, the Park's Executive Director (and soon-to-be Sunrise Rotarian!).
The Michigan Legacy Art Park is a 30-acre outdoor sculpture park founded in 1995 by artist David Barr. It is on the grounds of Crystal Mountain Resort near Thompsonville but is a separate entity from the Resort.. It is open year-round and includes 40 works of art and 1.6 miles of hiking trails, well illustrated in Angie's PowePoint presentation.
The Park encourages children and adults alike to engage with the outdoors. In addition to hiking, the Park offers related activities like birdwatching, tree identification and the Summer Sounds music series.  A current Park project involves the cutting of tree rounds that will be assembled in a sculpture entitled "Blue" that could be the largest community-created sculpture to be found.
The Park receives 20,000 visitors a year, and Angie's annual budget Is $200,000, much of which is in the form of grants from groups like Rotary.  In the Q&A that followed Angie's presentation several members underscored their enthusiastic support for the Park.