In 1978, Michigan Governor William Milliken declared May 23 as Gwen Frostic Day. The renowned artist, naturalist and writer passed away in 2001, but her work continues to inspire today.

Gwen Frostic spent her life observing and sharing the flora and fauna of Northwest Michigan. Her block prints truly capture the spirit of the region with a simple beauty, each crafted in her rural Benzonia studio, which is still in operation today. The original Heidelberg Platen printing presses continue to produce prints, greeting cards and other paper goods. When it’s safe, visit Gwen’s studio to find a special piece of Michigan art. (But for now, view these photos!)

Shop Gwen’s prints online, and send a card to a loved one or friend. 

Get a Copy of the Picture Book “Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story”

Photo(s) by Dave Weidner