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A Taste of Art & Life
Thursday, May 28, 5 - 7 p.m.

Join us on Thursday, May 28 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Turner-Dodge House in Old Town Lansing for our 9th annual A Taste of Art & Life. This year's event includes delicious seasonal appetizers from Red Haven, desserts from Whipped and entertainment by Drew Howard! In celebration of our 50th anniversary, we will also feature 50 works of art by our artist members.  Get tickets your today!

April 30, 2015, 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Come experience a brief history of the Grand Ole Opry, including video clips, to see how the Opry transitioned into the digital realm. Learn tips on a variety of social media platforms, email marketing, promotions, strategic partnerships and more; then you'll break into small groups for some strategizing and creating of your own.

May 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

How many times in the past month have you told a story about your organization to report out to a board member, appeal to prospective patrons, or apply for a grant? How many data points did you need to gather and analyze in order for your stories to have impact? In our hands-on workshop, learn how the CDP's reporting features can help you combine your organization's story and data effectively. 

June 18, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Long Range Planning has one purpose: to help an organization do a better job and focus its energy. In this smARTS workshop, we’ll cover: defining a long-range plan and why it is important; SWOT analysis; setting a mission statement, what the planning process should look like; defining goals, and strategies; program evaluation; who should be involved; and last but not least, how to keep the plan active and alive.


July 16, 2015, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Join the Lansing-area arts community for an evening of mixing and mingling at this creative Old Town shoppe and garden that features a variety of Michigan-made products and foods, coffees and candies, wines and cheeses and more.


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