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At its annual Gala, to be held on Friday, August 6, 2021, Michigan Legacy Art Park will present Detroit artist Lois Teicher with the 2021 Legacy Award.

Ms. Teicher is one of Detroit’s most prolific and groundbreaking artists. She has lived and worked in Detroit her entire life. Teicher is well known for her large-scale steel sculptures, including Curved Form with Rectangle and Space (2000), installed in Hudson Art Park near the Scarab Club, Bonnet (1999), permanently installed in the Michigan Legacy Art Park, in Thompsonville, MI, Bag (2011) in Kansas City, Missouri, Functional Reference #1 (1993) at The Dennos Museum in Traverse City, Mi and Paper Airplane Series in Bishop Airport, Flint. In addition, her work is represented in numerous private and public collections. 

The Legacy Gala features a video tribute to Teicher, silent auction, sparkling wine reception, locally-sourced dinner, and live music. Dinner includes chicken, fish or vegetarian options and a glass of wine on us. Considerations will be made for those with food allergies.

The Legacy Gala is the signature fundraiser for the nonprofit Michigan Legacy Art Park. The annual event will take place at Crystal Mountain, an award-winning four-season ski and golf resort.

Teicher is expected to be in attendance to accept the award. Mary Ann Wilkinson, Executive Director of The Scarab Club of Detroit will introduce Lois Teicher. The Scarab Club is an enduring home for the cultivation & celebration of the visual, literary and performing arts in Detroit. Art Park Board Member Maree Mulvoy is the event’s Chair.

Local radio host on WTCM Radio, Christal Frost, will serve as the evening’s host and emcee.

Make it a weekend getaway!

For lodging at Crystal Mountain please call 855-520-2974. 

“We are truly honored by the opportunity to celebrate Lois Teicher with this award. We share her stated belief that being an artist “has allowed her to search and understand the fundamental structure of the Universe.”

Tobi Karch, Interim Operating Manager, Michigan Legacy Art Park

Event sponsorships are still available at michlegacyartpark.org/legacy-gala and include tickets to the event.


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.

Past recipients of the Legacy Award include Charles McGee (2019), Marsha Smith (2018), Doug and Anne Stanton (2017), Gene Jenneman and the Dennos Museum Center (2016), founding MLAP Board Members (2015), George Zimmermann and Pure Michigan (2014), Founders David Barr and Beth Dwaihy-Barr (2013),Bob and Jane Holdeman (2012), Governor William and Helen Milliken (2011), George and Althea Petritz (2010), and the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII (2009).

Venue Information

Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain
Thompsonville, MI 49683
(855) 716-7100
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Organizer Information

Michigan Legacy Art Park

12500 Crystal Mountain Drive
Thompsonville, MI 49683

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