The Legacy Trust Award Collection has opened its 401 Hall Street venue now through the end of ArtPrize to lengthen viewing of this year’s Collection, thanks to Leetsma Management.
The Grand Rapids-based real estate development company has given LTAC Arts, the nonprofit arm that powers the Legacy Trust Award Collection, free use of a suite at 401 Hall Street SW through the close of ArtPrize in October. The space significantly expands viewing opportunities for this year’s Collection, which gathered 141 photographs, drawings, paintings, sculptures, collages and other pieces of art from artists around the state for a May showing at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
The Collection has been moved to 401 Hall Street SW where it is staged in Suite 331. LTAC 2018 is available for viewing Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at other times by special arrangement. The venue is handicapped accessible.
Additional viewing hours will be scheduled during the three-week run of ArtPrize, which is Sept. 19 through Oct. 7. The four winning artists from LTAC’s May competition have been entered into ArtPrize this fall and will have their work shown at DeVos Place.
“We are deeply grateful to Ryan Leestma andto his company for giving us this incredible opportunity to expand LTAC and to provide a showcase for Michigan artists with disabilities,” said Mary Ann Sabo, president of LTAC Arts. “Each year, we invest a lot of time into a two-day show, which is lovingly anticipated and warmly received by all who join us. We are so excited to expand the viewing opportunity for the artists and their families.”
Leestma Management invests in commercial and residential real estate, leasehold stakes and other investment-grade products throughout the United States. One of the largest single member-owned asset investment companies in West Michigan, Leestma Management purchased 401 Hall in 2015 and began an extensive rehab of the former Steelcase factory.
“It is an honor to share the fine work of the Legacy Trust Award Collection with West Michigan,” Ryan Leestma said. “I am a deep believer in the importance of art and have invested in bringing private art to public spaces like 401 Hall and other properties.”