Capturing West Michigan’s natural areas through art and conservation

With the sweep of a brush or click of a camera, a moment and a place in time is preserved. It is through art that we understand the past and inspire the future. And it is through conservation that the special natural areas that surround us in West Michigan are preserved forever for future generations to visit and enjoy. Through Preserved!, the Land Conservancy of West Michigan partners with local artists to raise awareness of the importance of conserving West Michigan’s natural areas.

Grand Rapids Gallery Opening

Join Preserved! artists and friends of the Land Conservancy for an evening celebrating the beauty of preserved natural places and the art created over the past 8 months.

Wednesday, November 1st, 5pm to 8pm
The Harris Building, Grand Rapids
Tickets: $20 (Includes appetizers and 2 drink tickets)

Register Today!
Schedule of Events

LaFontsee Gallery, Douglas, MI

VIP Reception | October 20th, 5pm to 8pm (Register here)
On Friday evening, we’ll be kicking off the Preserved! exhibits with a VIP reception that will offer drinks and appetizers as well as the first chance to see and purchase artwork featuring your favorite preserve or natural area.

The gallery will be open for free to the public during the following dates:
Saturday, Oct. 21st from 11am – 6pm
Sunday, Oct. 22nd from noon – 5pm
(map to LaFontsee Galleries)

The Harris Building, Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids Gallery Opening Event | November 1st, 5pm to 8pm (Register here)

The gallery will be open for free to the public during the following dates:
Thursday, Nov. 2nd to Wednesday Nov 15th
Hours: noon to 8pm, Monday through Saturday
(map to the Harris Building)

Preserved! is an opportunity for artists, nature lovers, and the greater community to join together to experience and celebrate the land that surrounds us in West Michigan. Together, we can further preserve these special places for future generations.

Funding for this program has been generously provided by the Wege Foundation.

Fall Gallery Opening


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Thank You Sponsors!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for fall art gallery showings and opening receptions and include event tickets as well as recognition. For more information on sponsorships contact Colin Hoogerwerf at

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