Inspiration Gallery: Connecting Artisits to benefit the Great Lakes

Inspiration Gallery: Connecting Artisits to benefit the Great Lakes

Diane Mahn, an artist from Madeline Island, Wisconsin never goes anywhere without a trash sack. And the Lake Superior beaches in her area are the better for it. “I have actually been picking up trash on ALL of the islands beaches (and roads and other places) for years.

But that is not all that Diane Mahn has been doing. As an artist, her appreciation of the Great Lakes can be seen in her art, such as “Down the Drain.” She is also the founder of a group of artists known as PASS Arts (Political ARTivits Serving Society) in which artists use their art to benefit social, political and environmental causes.

“The Great Lakes are very special to me, and saving and protecting them are my personal crusade.”

Diane Mahn has generously donated the use of “Down the Drain” to GLAHNF. You too can enjoy this beautiful art in the form of notecards. To purchase the notecards, Green Earth Greetings will print them and send them to you. The Great Lakes Aquatic Network and Fund will receive a portion of the proceeds.

Photographer Steven Huyser-Honig is enthralled with the beauty of the Great Lakes region and devoted to helping preserve it for future generations. Every time someone purchases one of his fine art prints, Steve contributes 10% to an organization working to preserve the lighthouses, land, and water resources of the Great Lakes region.

The Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Network and Fund (GLAHNF) is one of four nonprofits Steve supports. So we’d normally get a quarter of his “tithe” on each purchase. As a benefit to fellow GLAHNF supporters, he’s offering a special promotion that will

  • greatly multiply the power of your purchase to benefit GLAHNF, and
  • let you own a beautiful print for less!


From now through September 30, whenever you enter the promotional code “GLAHNF” at checkout, two nice things will happen. Steve will double his usual contribution to 20%… and designate it exclusively to the Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Network and Fund. And as an extra benefit, you will receive a 10% discount on your purchase.

To see more of Steve’s work, make a purchase, and support the Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Network and Fund, visit Be sure to join his mailing list, so you’ll know when he has new images, special offers, and more. And check out his blogs. If you’re interested in Great Lakes environmental news, you will enjoy Great Lakes For All. If you share Steve’s passion for lighthouses, you will enjoy Lighthouses Forever.

Want to be a Featured Artist?

If you are an artist and are interested in supporting our efforts to protect the Great Lakes, please contact us about opportunities to:

  • Feature your art;
  • Connect to our network of over 1,800 individuals and organizations, and
  • Do your part to help the Great Lakes remain healthy for the future.


For more information on how to be a featured artist, contact Ann at



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Images courtesy of Steven Huyser-Honig,
West Grand Boulevard Collaborative, & Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve.