Michigan Legacy Art Park (MLAP) is proud to announce an expansion of the “Stay Safe” Mask Project. In collaboration with Crooked Tree Arts Center (CTAC), the two longtime nonprofit arts organizations will co-host the “Stay Safe” Mask Exhibit at CTAC in Traverse City. The exhibit is free and open to the public from April 1 - April 17, 2021. Masks will fittingly be required while inside the gallery and the exhibit is open from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesdays through Fridays, and 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturdays. Created by artist and Art Park Director of Education Patricia Innis, the goal of the “Stay Safe” Masks Project is to invite individuals to reflect on their personal experiences during quarantine and to foster a sense of connection through the arts. Seven local high schools and organizations have participated in this new exhibit including Traverse City High School, Traverse City West & Central High Schools, Benzie County High Schools, Frankfort High School, and Arts for All, among others. Over 200 masks will be on display at CTAC. The project has grown from an original collaboration and exhibits between the Art Park and the Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, who hosted over 400 masks created by individuals from across the state and country in February, including from international legend James Earl Jones, Jr. Since its inception, over 1,000 high School students, families, and individuals from the Grand Traverse area and nationally have now decorated masks in this growing public art project.