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Art in Grand Ledge
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The Commons is a beautifully landscaped area nestled between the historic Grand Ledge Opera House and the Grand River. This setting provides a picturesque showcase for the unique metal sculpture, “All Things”, created by the nationally recognized sculptor and West Michigan native, Johnny Blue.
Artistic Bike Racks
Grand Ledge was one of three recipients of a $10,000 Public Art Grant to commission and install a new piece of public art for year-round display. Flatlanders Sculpture Supply out of Blissfield, Michigan created these wonderful bike rack concepts that highlight our rich historic culture and natural landscape. You can find these bike racks along the Riverwalk Trail in Island Park and Jaycee Park, and in the library parking lot.
"Bridge Street Four"
In early 2014, the City of Grand Ledge Downtown Development Authority (DDA) purchased 4 metal sculptures created by Michigan artist, Robert Barnum, that link the synergy between music and art.
"Caught in GL"
The Grand Ledge Downtown Development Authority provided funding for an interactive mural designed to create a fun selfie station along Riverwalk Trail on the fieldhouse building at Fitzgerald Memorial Field. The mural will depict an eye-catching, nearly 10' tall and about 16' wide mighty Steelhead Trout pulled right from the Grand River, ready to be caught on camera. Visitors can get photos of them pulling the massive fish out of the river and let the fish stories begin!
"Greetings from Grand Ledge"
"Greetings from Grand Ledge" mural in Bridge Street Plaza was completed in September 2021, by the nationally recognized, Greetings Tour. This 10' H x 20' W classic postcard-style mural highlights the Grand River in the fall and, of course, the historic and iconic sandstone ledges. A perfect backdrop for photos!
The sculpture titled, “Growing Progress” was created by Michigan artist, Thomas Sheerin and is made entirely of repurposed metal. You can find the sculpture on the corner of West Jefferson and Harrison Streets in downtown Grand Ledge.
Grand Ledge was one of three recipients of a $10,000 Public Art Grant to commission and install new public art for year-round display. The Sound Garden's Flowerbells and Slap-Pipes were brought to the City by Tom Kaufmann of Tinkertunes Music Studios in Traverse City.
"The Heart & Art of Grand Ledge"
In 2004, artist Tony Hendrick invited the community to aid in the design and painting of a mural depicting highlights in the City of Grand Ledge, both past and present. The end result is a colorful 58- by 26-foot true work of art affixed to the side of the City’s former 1855 Fire Hall.
“The Ledges” sculpture depicts the awe-inspiring and unique sandstone ledges that occur naturally in Grand Ledge. Installed in 2015, The Ledges sculpture was designed by artist Ivan Iler, stands nearly 18 feet tall and is 9 feet wide.
"Waiting for the Mail"
In 1938, James Calder painted the oil-on-canvas mural "Waiting for the Mail." The colorful mural hangs above the Postmaster door in the historic Grand Ledge Post Office.