Preserved!

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.

Preserved! brings together art and conservation

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.

Preserved! 2017

During the spring, summer, and fall, participating artists will be 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.

In October and November, the art that is created through the Preserved! program will be shown in two exhibits – first at LaFontsee Gallery in Douglas, MI and then at The Harris Building, in 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.

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