Sage Foundation Awards Grant to Tecumseh's Art Trail

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The Sage Foundation recently awarded Tecumseh’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) with a $15,000 grant award to support the 16th installment of Tecumseh’s Art Trail. This annual program brings public art to Downtown Tecumseh in partnership with Midwest Sculpture Initiative (MSI) and Flatlanders Sculpture Supply and Art Galleries. 

The 2023 Art Trail includes the installation of 11 sculptures throughout Downtown Tecumseh and at Tecumseh Center for the Arts. The new pieces will be installed on May 11, weather permitting. This year’s pieces were selected by an all-volunteer committee comprised of artists and community leaders who reviewed the submissions and made recommendations for the featured artwork, paying attention to diversity of mediums, sizes, colors, and overall artistic impact.  

Financial support from Sage Foundation is vital to the ongoing success of Tecumseh’s Art Trail. This year’s grant award will allow the City of Tecumseh to continue its presence of public art while recognizing the value of outdoor programming for its residents and visitors. 

Tecumseh’s 2023 Art Trail continues the City’s efforts to bring public art to Downtown Tecumseh. It also includes the addition of public art at Adams Park, located next to City Hall, and incorporates QR codes onto the physical plaques to link visitors to online artist videos. 

Tecumseh’s 2023 Art Trail is sponsored by the Sage Foundation, Michigan Arts and Culture Council, Tecumseh’s Downtown Development Authority, and the City of Tecumseh.   

For more information on this press release, please contact the City of Tecumseh’s Economic Development Director Kelly Jo Gilmore at