Sage Foundation Awards $15,000 to Art Trail Tecumseh

The Sage Foundation recently awarded Tecumseh’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) a $15,000 grant award to support the 17th annual installation 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 2024 Art Trail includes over 20 sculptures, murals, and an interactive art & music park located throughout the City. The new 11 “traveling” pieces will be installed on April 16. 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,” stated Tecumseh’s Economic Development Director Kelly Jo Gilmore. “This year’s grant award will allow the City and DDA to continue the expansion of public art in Tecumseh, helping to invigorate public spaces for residents and visitors. “

Tecumseh’s 2024 Art Trail continues the City’s efforts to bring public art to Tecumseh. The new installations will incorporate QR codes to link visitors to more information. In addition, the City is utilizing mobile app to create a digital pathway and trail system to identify the location of art pieces within the community, as well as a refreshed webpage dedicated to Art Trail Tecumseh.

Tecumseh’s 2024 Art Trail is sponsored by the Sage Foundation, Tecumseh’s Downtown Development Authority, and the City of Tecumseh.

To learn more about this year's Art Trail, click here.