5140 River Road, Benzonia, Michigan, 49616
Sara Gwendolen Frostic was born in Sandusky MI on April 26, 1906. She was a physically disable artist, author, poet and businesswoman who was inspired by what nature had to offer. She would sketch animals, plants and natural scenes and then carve the images on linoleum blocks. The Heidleburg presses in the shop print cards, books and other stationary items to be sold through Presscraft Papers and Gewn Frostic Prints. Gwen was inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame in 1986. In 1978 Michigan's Govenor WIlliam Milliken proclaimed May 23 as Gwen Frostic Day. Gwen graduated from Western University and donated more than 13 million dollars to the University who built the Gwen Frostic School of Art in her honor. Ms Frostic passed away peacefully on April 25, 2001 one day before her 95th birthday.
The Gwen Frostic Studio is located in Benzie County and is about 36 miles from Traverse City. Other popular destinations in Benzie County are the Pointe Betsie Lighthouse, Crystal Mountain Ski, Golf & Spa Resort and Crystal Lake.
Traverse City is a popular resort town in Michigan and brings lots of visitors to the area who often visit the Gwen Frostic Studio. Traverse City has historic lighthouses, vineyards, hotels and restaurants. TC is home to the Cherry Capital Airport and is located on the shores of Lake Michigan. The Sleeping Bear Dunes, annual Cherry Festival and other events bring almost 3.5 million visitors to the area each year.