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Miners Memorial Heritage Park

Promoting nature, history & silent recreation in Ironwood, MI

Upcoming Events

November 20, Sunday, 1 pm: Art in the Miners Park 2017 artist site selection begins. Maps & reservations stakes will be available at Ayer St Trailhead.

November 22, Tuesday, 6pm: Friends of the Miners Park Board Meeting @Olde Suffolk Ale House, 125 South Suffolk St, Ironwood, MI

December 29, Thursday, 6pm: Candlelight Snowshoe and Ski, Ironwood Area School District, Bus Garage, Ayer Street, Ironwood MI

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Let’s make Art in the Miners Park 2017 a summer long community event!

The money raised by this fundraiser will be spent on assisting our community to organize, participate in and enjoy Art in the Miners Park 2017 

Art in the Miners Park 2016 is a summer long outdoor art exhibition on a one mile walking trail at the Miners Memorial Heritage Park in Ironwood.

For 2016 we had interactive and historic exhibitions. For 2017 we want to open Art in the Miners Park for full community participation. Individuals, community groups, organizations and businesses are invited to:

– bring in kid’s groups to identify trees, conduct nature scavenger hunts, learn about out mining heritage

– conduct music, storytelling, and art events at the Aurora Pond

– hold nature and public art appreciation and photography classes

– conduct dog walk, sports health & exercise, and outdoor gear demonstrations

The opportunities for our active, connected, collaborative people to participate are endless.  Continue reading “Let’s make Art in the Miners Park 2017 a summer long community event!”

Reservation Stakes & Maps available for Art in the Miners Park 2017

Artists!

Reserve your site for Art in the Miners Park 2017. Stakes & maps are located at the trailhead on Ayer St.

Pick up a stake and twine and locate your favorite site on the Art in the Miners Park 2017 trail.

Bring along a piece of twine to tie your stake to a tree or branch if necessary.

After you report your site, your claim will be added to the current map. Claiming a site makes you The Landowner of the visible trail to the left and right. Other artists will need your approval to install art within line-of-sight of your stake.

The latest info on Art in the Miners Park 2017 will be found here and on the Friends of the Miners Memorial Heritage Park Facebook

Snowshoeing Starts in the Miners Park

Snowed last weekend, more snow this week.

Snowshoe the Miners Park with new maps and signs.

Reserve your art installation site for Art in the Miners Park 2017

Art in the Miners Park 2017 site selection: Sun, Nov 20, 1 pm: Ayer Street Trailhead.

Looks like a nice afternoon to walk a snowy Miners Park!

Stop by anytime after Sunday 1 pm to pick up a trail map, a reservation stake, and claim a site for 2017’s Art on the Miners Park exhibition. Reservations will continue until we max out sites, probably next spring.

Art in the Miners Park 2017 is an outdoor/public art exhibition on a one mile walking loop in Ironwood’s Miners Memorial Heritage Park.

Art in the Miners Park 2017 opens June 24th, 2017.

Last year, Art in the Miners Park hosted approximately 2,000 visitors and awarded $2500 in prizes.
Continue reading “Reserve your art installation site for Art in the Miners Park 2017”

Call for Artists, Art in the Miners Park 2017

Art in the Miners Park 2017 artist site selection begins Sunday, November 20, 1 pm at the Ayer Street Trailhead (marking stakes & maps will be available) & continues through spring.

An outdoor/public art exhibition on a one mile walking loop in the Miners Park. 

AitMP 2017 opens June 24th, 2017.
Check back here or at our Facebook Group Page for more information.

Video also on YouTube

Mushroom Hike, Saturday, October 8

If you are interested in mushrooms and would like a good walk — you’ll enjoy what Alan Lawrence has planned for Saturday, October 8 at 10am.

He plans to take those who show up at the Miners Park trailhead on Ayer St at 10am on a merry search for interesting fungii.

Third Place “Read with Me & the Fish in the Trees” Kate Greenough

“I love the whimsy and the ephemeral quality of the fish. Here today, perhaps gone tomorrow. [Wish on a Fish comments:] “I wish I could meet Great Grandpa” & “I wish I could have a pretty good summer” I LOOVE these.” – Mark Silver, Ironwood, MI

“Read with Me & the Fish in the Trees” by Kate Greenough

Art in the Miners Park Trail continues through the Gogebic County Fair.

Second Place #Wildflowers Taking Flight” Amanda Szot

“Very innovative and creative. Well built and displayed. Great Job Amanda!!” – Ernest Bessen, Hurley, WI
“Wildflowers Taking Flight” by Amanda C. Szot

Art in the Miners Park Trail continues through the Gogebic County Fair.

First Place “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” Lori Dray

“Very beautiful and it reminds me of the Wizard of Oz.” – Grace Weddel, Park Forest, IL
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Lori Forslund Dray

Art in the Miners Park Trail continues through the Gogebic County Fair.

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