Historic Benzonia Business for Sale Honors Famous Michigan Artist
Gwen Frostic Studio, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and fully-operational business, is listed for sale. The property was owned by the famous artist, author, and poet Gwen Frostic.
By: United Country | Great Lakes Realty & Auction
Frostic was told at an early age that she would never walk, talk or write due to a Polio diagnosis. Not only did she do all of those things, but she became a successful entrepreneur and one of the nation's leading nature-inspired artists.
In 1964, Frostic moved to northern Michigan to open her studio. She sold prints and carved designs on linoleum blocks. Millions came to her studio to admire her art and witness the nature sanctuary she had built in the small town of Benzonia.
Frostic worked well into her nineties and passed away in April of 2001. The studio has stayed open and showcases her dedication and commitment to art, nature, and education.
The studio spans 21,000± sq. ft. with a retail shop, printing shop, and warehouses. Gwen Frostic Studio, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and fully-operational business, is listed for sale in Benzonia, Mich. The property was owned by the famous artist, author, and poet Gwen Frostic. The business includes her printed inventory, printing equipment with 15 Heidelberg presses, copyrights, and 2,200 linoleum blocks, all carved by Frostic.
The property sits on 12± acres and reflects her true love of nature. Owning the beautiful property is a great way to ensure Frostic's legacy lives on.
In addition to her studio, Frostic left a generous gift to Western Michigan University estimated at over 13 million dollars, the most significant gift in WMU's history. Frostic's donation goes towards the arts and environmental department, scholarship funds, and financial assistance to top graduate students.
"I am honored to be working on this project to honor the legacy of Gwen Frostic. Also, to help the current owners who have worked passionately and tirelessly to bring the business to where it is in today." Says Diane Ives, a broker with United Country Real Estate | Great Lakes Realty & Auction
Learn more about Frostic and more about the business and property at GwenFrostic.com.
Gwen Frostic studio is being sold by United Country Real Estate | Great Lakes Realty & Auction. To view the property or receive more information, contact Diane Ives at 866-637-8851 or visit GreatLakesRealtyAndAuction.com
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