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.

During the spring, summer, and fall of 2017, participating artists are visiting the Land Conservancy’s protected properties to create their art outdoors. Their experiences and work will be shared on the Land Conservancy’s blog and at live demo events throughout the season.

Come to the 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!
2017 Gallery Exhibits

LaFontsee Gallery, Douglas, MI

When: Saturday, Oct 21st & Sunday, Oct 22nd
Where: 410 W. Center St, Douglas MI

The Harris Building, Grand Rapids, MI

When: Wednesday, Nov 1st to Wednesday Nov 15th
Where: 111 Division Street S., Grand Rapids, MI

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.

Meet the Artists

    Fall Gallery Opening


    Preserved! on the Blog

    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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