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    April 13, 2020
    The Benzie County Chamber of Commerce & Welcome Center will remain closed to visitors for the next weeks as mandated by Governor Whitmer's "Stay Home Stay Safe" order to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). For additional information you may call the Chamber office at 231-882-5801 and leave a message. It will be monitored regularly. You may also contact our Executive Director, Rick Coates via his cell: 231-883-5625 or email: Director@benzie.org.


  • Story & Art Tour at Michigan Legacy Art Park

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    Name: Story & Art Tour at Michigan Legacy Art Park
    Date: August 18, 2019
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    Join storyteller Jenifer Strauss for a free interactive and interpretive tour of Michigan Legacy Art Park that will combine Story and Art. Become immersed in Michigan legends and lore while learning about what inspired the artists whose sculptures are featured at the park. Experience art, history and nature while hearing stories about what has shaped our lives in Michigan.WHEN TO ARRIVE

    Tour begins promptly at 2:30 p.m. and takes about 1.5 hours.


    The hike covers 2 miles of rustic hilly trails through our 30-acre forest preserve. You’ll see and learn about native wildflowers along the way and see scenic vistas and up to 50 works of art in the permanent collection and temporary exhibits.


    Free parking is available at the Art Park entrance with additional parking on Mountain Woods Drive, adjacent to the park or at any public Crystal Mountain lot.


    In the case of inclement weather, the tour will be cancelled. Follow Michigan Legacy Art Park on Facebook for any cancellation news. https://www.facebook.com/michiganlegacy


    Michigan Legacy Art Park is a nonprofit arts organization founded by internationally acclaimed artist David Barr in 1995 to enrich lives through experiences that connect art, nature, and Michigan’s history.

     Contemporary Art comes to life in the park’s permanent collection of almost 50 works, located in the midst of a 30-acre forest preserve. The Art Park hosts thousands of visitors and students each year, features miles of trails, world-class concerts outdoors, art and nature workshops, and extensive education programs. It is open every day of the year.

    Michigan Legacy Art Park
    7300 Mountainside Drive
    Thompsonville, MI 49683

    Contact Information:
    Troy DeShano
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