The U-Club and the Arts Council present this unique ArtPrize round-trip bus excursion on Sept. 29, 2016. Trip includes breakfast in Lansing, full day of exploration, cocktail reception and three-course dinner at the U-club, Grand Rapids and more! Make sure to save your seat on the bus!
It's time to nominate your favorite artists, arts leaders and organizations for an Applause Award. Awardees will be honored at this year's Holiday Glitter awards show on Dec. 6, 2016.
Deadline for Nominations Oct. 14, 2016
The Arts Council is leading the effort to select and implement a $75,000 Arts Impact Project. Potential creative projects with permanent infrastructure, showcasing artistic excellence and pride of place will be identified through a community forum on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Urban Beat Event Center at 1213 Turner St. in Old Town Lansing. All are invited to propose a project. Project proposals must be 5-min. oral presentations (no handouts or renderings) and should be conceptual. For further information call Josh Holliday at (517) 853-7582.
Get ready for Arts Night Out Downtown! We are very excited to launch #newfridays in the heart of our city. Watch the website for participating venues and artists at www.myartsnightout.com! As always there will be music, art, food and fun!
See you Downtownn from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 7.
We are excited to announce our fall Creative Mixer at Fenner Nature Center on Thursday Oct. 27 from 5 – 7 p.m. Join us for a nature walk and, of course, lots of catching up with old friends and meeting some new ones. Come tour the center, walk the grounds and get back to nature. Light eats and drinks will be served. Register today!
We are pleased to announce our September exhibiting artist Ruth Egnater. "Favorite Things" will be on display at the Arts Council for the full month of September. Ruth's work mixes nature, animals and humor to create intricate prints in color and black and white. Stop by the Arts Council any time between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to view Ruth's exciting body of work.
Registration is open for Creative Placemaking Summit 2! On Oct. 6, 2016, we will welcome placemakers and enthusiasts from all over greater Lansing and beyond. Join us for 30+ speakers, live entertainment, two keynotes and more! Last year we sold out, so this year we have increased our attendance capacity, but don't wait too long to get your tickets! Place your registration today!
Looking for public art and creative spaces in metro Lansing? Then the Arts Council's 517 ARTsearch is the app for you! Once it's downloaded and opened on your device, it will seek out and display all of the nearby public art, galleries and other creative spaces. Simply tap on what interests you, and you will get information regarding location, history, artists, etc. The app also uses google maps to take you directly to piece or place your are interested in! Get it on Google Play or download it from the Apple Store.