The Saginaw Art Museum and CAN Council of Great Lakes Bay Region Partner for the Mardi Gras Mask Project

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February 11, 2020

The Saginaw Art Museum and CAN Council of Great Lakes Bay Region Partner for the Mardi Gras Mask Project

 Saginaw, MI - February 11, 2020 - The Saginaw Art Museum will host the CAN Council Mardi Gras Mask Project from February 17 through February 26, 2020 in advance of CAN Council’s Mardi Gras Auction on February 27, 2020 at Horizons Conference Center. Mardi Gras themed masks designed by art students from ten Saginaw County schools will be on display at the museum for public viewing. The masks will be auctioned off online via Bidding Owl at February 17 through February 27 at 7pm, the night of Mardi Gras Auction.

"The CAN Council is excited to partner with the Saginaw Art Museum for this unique project that brings together local students and the power of creativity in the fight against child abuse.” says Emily Yeager, President & CEO CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region. “It is a wonderful example of neighbors coming together to protect our children.”

 “As an arts leader in the community, we welcome opportunities to show how art can impact the lives of everyone. Hosting this project in cooperation with CAN Council is one small way we can accomplish our mission of bringing art to all.” stated Mike Kolleth, Executive director.

 The Saginaw Art Museum is located at 1126 N. Michigan Avenue and has regular hours of Wednesday-Sunday Noon-5pm. More information about current exhibitions, programs, and events can be found at Find more information about the CAN Council by visiting or call (989) 752-7226.

About the Saginaw Art Museum

The Saginaw Art Museum is a vibrant arts and cultural resource for Saginaw and the Great Lakes Bay Region. Since 1947, the Museum has brought more than 4,500 years of creativity to the area through visual, auditory and performance arts from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Housed in an historical 1904 Georgian-Revival mansion with Italianate gardens and two award-winning modern wings, the Museum has a permanent collection of art in excess of 2,000 objects, a dynamic exhibition program, a major art reference library, collaborative education programs, and special events. Various levels of membership offer access to the Saginaw Art Museum and its historic gardens as well as reciprocal benefits to more than 800 museums and 450 gardens throughout North America.

 About the CAN Council

The CAN Council is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the Great Lakes Bay Region dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect through its nationally accredited and evidence-based education, intervention and advocacy programs. It is the only nonprofit organization in the Great Lakes Bay Region devoted to this cause. Founded in 1979, the CAN Council has consistently grown over the past 40 years to meet the needs of the community’s children and families.


Thor Rasmussen, Marketing and creativity Manager, (989) 272-8040