Sculpting Community is supported by a gift from 1st Source Bank Foundation.
Whether you are seeking a creative outlet, a place to relax or a space that connects you to community, the Krasl Art Center’s reimagined campus now serves as a dynamic, inclusive outdoor place to engage with the arts, nature and each other. With the specially commissioned sculpture Rising Crossing Tides by Richard Hunt as the centerpiece, the campus inspires residents of the St. Joseph/Benton Harbor area and visitors alike to foster meaningful change by giving people a place that “makes life more worthwhile.”
The campus and sculpture create a dynamic place where memories will be made, creative minds will be engaged and community residents and visitors will come together.
The sculpture garden offers a park-like destination. It is the perfect venue for artistic programs, performances and community celebrations – all with the framing of the Richard Hunt sculpture as the backdrop.
The outdoor space allows Krasl Art Center to take its mission outdoors, which reduces barriers to entering and engaging with KAC and invites visitors to come as they are and experience KAC on their own terms.
Richard Hunt’s site specific, signature sculpture Rising Crossing Tides is the welcoming focal point of the new campus. The people-centered sculpture creates a gateway to the KAC and downtown cultural corridor.
Richard Hunt is among the most prolific and well-known artists of public sculpture in the nation. His sculptures can be seen in museum collections nationwide – from the Art Institute of Chicago to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The Krasl Art Center is the epicenter of creativity within Southwest Michigan. Thanks to the beneficence of George and Olga Krasl, the Krasl Art Center (KAC) was built with the vision to make life more worthwhile. Today, the KAC is an established art museum, regional art center, and public art advocate and features an outdoor campus serves as a dynamic, inclusive outdoor place to engage with the arts, nature and each other.