FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MICHIGAN CITY, IN, April 4, 2022 – Michigan City Special Events Director Terry Greetham is proud to announce a partnership with the Barker Mansion, welcoming the historic property as a Gold Level Sponsor of the Inaugural Singing Sands Sand Sculpting Festival, being held June 3-5 in Washington Park.
“We are so excited to have Barker Mansion as our first sponsor of this exciting new event,” Greetham said. The mansion is such an incredible part of our city’s history, and as it continues to draw visitors from all over, it represents a great legacy of community and social service to Michigan City and LaPorte County.”
“The Singing Sands Festival is a wonderful addition to the great lakefront events in Michigan City,” said Michele Gustin, Program and Events Coordinator at the Barker Mansion. “A vital part of our mission is continuing the long-standing Barker legacy of support for our community. We look forward to seeing the art of sand sculpting and being a part of all the festivities.”
The Barker Mansion, located at 631 Washington Street in Michigan City, is temporarily closed to the public as renovations continue; however, a series of outdoor public events in the garden is planned for this summer. The Mansion interior is scheduled to reopen in November 2022 and include the premiere of The Legacy of Freight, a permanent exhibit celebrating the impact of the Haskell & Barker railroad freight car company on Michigan City’s history. Beginning in 2023, the Barker Mansion will provide tours, accommodate weddings and special events, and offer a wide range of educational experiences for residents and visitors. Follow the Barker Mansion on social media or visit the website at www.barkermansion.org for more information.
The Singing Sands Sand Sculpting Festival is a three-day celebration of Michigan City’s beautiful lakefront and beach. The centerpiece of the event is a professional sand sculpting exhibition and competition, drawing some of the world’s most talented and well-known sand sculptors who will create incredible works of art in the City’s famous “singing sands.” Michigan City has partnered with The Sand Lovers, LLC, a professional sand sculpting and event management company, who specializes in major sand sculpting events. Visit www.emichigancity.com/1246/Singing-Sands-Festival for event information, including art, craft and merchandise vendor opportunities, as well as volunteer opportunities, or visit our Facebook page, Michigan City Special Events. Visit www.thesandlovers.com to learn more about The Sand Lovers and professional sand sculpting events.
Local businesses wishing to learn more about sponsorship opportunities can contact Terry Greetham, Director Special Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michele Gustin Barker Mansion (219) 873-1520 info@curatorbarkermansion-org
Terry Greetham Michigan City Special Events (219) 873-4371 email@example.com
Bill Knight The Sand Lovers, LLC (239) 826-4500 firstname.lastname@example.org