We're excited to announce that both our Bonifas Arts Center and Iron Ore Heritage Trail Pendants have been released!
The Bonifas Arts Center
was incorporated in 1974 from several different local organizations and has since become a center for educational and cultural activities in the region. They have a gallery that hosts both permanent and rotating collections, put on various theater productions each year, offer educational classes for all ages, and host the Waterfront Art Festival. Located in Escanaba, Michigan, the center is a vibrant hub for community arts!
Our Plein Air Artist Pendant features a painter working alongside a river. Plein Air actually means the act of painting outdoors!
The Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority
upkeeps the aptly named Iron Ore Heritage Trail. This local trail stretches an impressive 47 miles
, and runs through Ishpeming, Michigan. The trail is multi-use, and is open year-round for various types of outdoor recreation including: biking, running, snowmobiling, and horseback riding. It's also accessible to wheelchair users at many points. They welcome classroom visits, and feature nine trailheads that connect various communities in Marquette County!
Our Hike the Heritage Trail
Pendant is reminiscent of one of our most popular retired designs, the Winter Heritage Trail Woodland Forest Pendant. We get a lot of customer requests for this design, so make sure to grab one before the year is finished!
While it's exciting that we're releasing new pendants, it also means we'll be retiring our two oldest fundraiser pieces: the Monarch Migration and Harlow's Wooden Man Pendants. If you've had your eye on these limited-time designs, be sure to pick them up before October 31st, 2019 when they're gone for good!
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each of these pendants will go back to their partner organization. So far, this program has been able to raise $28,000 (Dec. 2019) for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan community!