A Taste of Art & Life

A Taste of Art & Life - Spring Fundraiser

Each May, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing holds A Taste of Art & Life, a sensational spring fundraiser to support the arts in our community. The event is held annually in a unique home that represents a focus and appreciation of art or culture. Past homes have included an immaculately renovated Frank Lloyd Wright home, the Turner-Dodge House, and a classic mid 18th century Connecticut Georgian reproduction. 

Nearly $20,000 is raised from A Taste of Art & Life. The funds assist the Arts Council in providing continued education, funding, resources, promotional support and consulting services to hundreds working in the arts throughout the capital region. 

Thank you all for coming to the 2016 A Taste of Art & Life
on Thursday, May 19, 2016
at the Kelly Rossman-McKinney and Dave Thompson home

We'll look forward to seeing you again next year! 




Artisan Level Sponsors






Apprentice Level Sponsors   





Jack and Sue Davis

The Hot Club Quartet 

George Orban and Rae Ramsdell


Novice Level Sponsors

 Sharon and Bruce Ashley

Dean Trailways

Flagstar Bank

Michigan Realtors

MSU Federal Credit Union

The Old Town General Store

 Norman and Karen Grannemann  

Lyn Donaldson Zynda





2016 Patrons

John D. Barkham

Kenneth C. Beachler

Michael Beebe and Gary Troia

Suzanne H. Brouse

Peter and Trudy Chiaravalli

Barbara Cleland

William and Linda Dansby

Leslie Donaldson

Ron and Ginny Haas

Elinor M. Holbrook

Meegan Holland

Jerry and Karen Jennings

Brent and Rise Knight

Steven Kozera

Brian McGrain

Suzanne Beekman Mills

Jim and Jan Parish

David Pierson

Julie Pingston

Susan M.C. Pigg

Roy Saper

Joe Ross and Kathy Schaefer



John and Patty Barnas

Daniel and Margaret Brodbeck

Terry and Mike Carella

Sharon Ellis and Mark Henne

Charles and LeaAnne Janssen

In memory of John Leo Luttig

Jeff Magnuson and Amy Rickett

Mariel Foundation

Jerry and Joan Mattson

David and Nancy McKeague

Richard and Deborah Mikula

Suzanne B. Mills

George Orban and Rae Ramsdell

R.E. Olds Foundation

Barbara J. Sjolander

Craig Mitchell Smith

Lyn Donaldson Zynda