Art for the Parks. August 15. Grand Ravines North county park.
Lakeshore Visual Arts Collective (LVAC) will host its second pop-up art event in collaboration with the Ottawa County Parks Foundation. The outdoor art show and sale will be held at Grand Ravines North (Ottawa County Park) on August 15, 1-4 pm (rain date is August 22).
Art for the Parks brings regional artists, art patrons, and nature lovers together in an innovative arts event that benefits regional artists and the Ottawa County Parks Foundation.
The show and sale features work by 40+ area artists in a wide range of media—painting, photography, jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, ceramics, and much more. Much of the work is inspired by nature and natural spaces, including works of local parks’ landscapes.
The event is open to all and will feature live music by the Lost Valley Dulcimers and a cash bar. A $5 suggested donation at the door and a percentage of artists; sales will benefit the Ottawa County Parks Foundation
“We’re excited to partner with LVAC to showcase the amazing talents of West Michigan artists and the beautiful parks and green spaces of Ottawa County,” says Cathy Feyt, Ottawa County Parks Foundation board member. “Our mission as a foundation is to bridge community and nature and proceeds from this event will enable us to continue the improvement of the parks and programs for students, families and individuals. Together we can weave the experience and joy of nature into everyone’s lives.”
Art for the Parks is organized by the Lakeshore Visual Arts Collective (LVAC)—a collective of regional artists who bring innovative arts events to unexpected places along the lakeshore. Door donations and a percentage of artists’ sales at all events go to a designated nonprofit partner in the community.
“Our goal is to partner with businesses, community organizations, and individuals to create a sustainable artist community with benefits that flow in many directions,” says LVAC founder Maggie Bandstra.
The event is made possible by the generosity of host, Ottawa County Parks.