Northern Michigan Attractions: Soak up art, chat with artists, enjoy nature, and have some fun at the Michigan Legacy Art Park summer kickoff.

 The Michigan Legacy Art Park’s annual Summer Kick-off Event isSunday, May 22, 1:00 to 4:00 PM.  A unique Northern Michigan experience, the event is designed for all ages to come explore the 30-acre preserve located at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville, discover its 43 sculptures, meet many of the artists who created the sculptures, and help create a collaborative environmental sculpture.

The event will begin at the Art Park amphitheatre with a talk by nationally recognized artist, Dewey Blocksma. Following Mr. Blocksma’s presentation, visitors can take part in the annual flag raising at the park’s Stockade Labyrinth while the stirring sounds of bagpipes fill the surrounding woods. In addition, Summer Kick-off attendees will have the opportunity to:

    * Participate in a fun scavenger hunt    * Interact with Art Park artists
    * Assist Patricia Innis in creating the newest sculpture in the Art Park
    * Create their own art projects
    * Tour the Art Park with a group or on their own    * Enjoy refreshments at the amphitheatre

The Summer Kick-off Event is free with admission to the Art Park, $3 per person or $10 per household. In case of inclement weather the event will be held indoors at Crystal Mountain. For more information about the Michigan Legacy Art Park visit or call 231-378-4963.

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