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“Portrait of a Dreamer” a Must–See Attraction in Downtown Lansing $75,000 City of Lansing Arts Impact Project Provides for Immersive Sculpture Downtown

The 15 foot-tall sculpture, called "Portrait of a Dreamer," is composed entirely of stainless steel and overlooks Museum Drive from Michigan Avenue. "Portrait of a Dreamer" is not just substantial in stature but is also interactive and illuminated. Artist Ivan Iler describes the piece as one that visualizes the flow of ideas transpiring within Lansing’s cultural district.

December 12, 2017

Public Invited to Help Design Proposed Outdoor Amphitheater at Adado Riverfront Park

A series of public meetings will be held to engage the Lansing community in designing a new, permanent outdoor amphitheater at Adado Riverfront Park. Over the course of two days, the core project team and community stakeholders will meet to create design concepts for the proposed stage and surrounding environs.

December 11, 2017

A FEW WORDS FROM DEBBIE--Let the Holidays Begin

A time of celebration and awards is just around the corner, and we hope you will join us!

November 2, 2017

Thom VerWys Exhibition "November Winds" Opens

Arts Council presents member artist Thom VerWys exhibition "November Winds."

October 31, 2017

Arts Council Receives $10,000 Grant From Jackson National Life--Funds to Support Young Creatives Program

Jackson National Life Insurance Company® recently announced a $10,000 grant to support the Arts Council of Greater Lansing’s Young Creatives Program.

October 31, 2017

A Few Words From Debbie--Our Guiding Principals and Beliefs

With a strong mission and vision already guiding the Arts Council, it was time to develop a robust and deep-rooted set of guiding principles and beliefs.

October 4, 2017

Get on the Bus for ArtPrize!

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing is pleased to announce that we are once again partnering with the University Club of MSU for its second annual bus excursion to Grands Rapids' spectacular, international art event, ArtPrize...

September 6, 2017

LRCC and Arts Council Host Twitter Chat!

The Arts Council is excited to invite you to the Create Place Twitter

September 6, 2017

Announcing Anita Brett Exhibition "Beautiful"

Join us and Anita at the Arts Council for an opening reception during September Arts Night Out in Old Town! Meet Anita and talk to her about her work. Light refreshments will be served.

August 25, 2017

MCACA to Announce FY18 Grant Awards

Mark your calendars and join MCACA for this special event! The day will include the announcement of the Fiscal Year 2018 funding awards

August 25, 2017

Under the Bridge and Placemaking

I am a believer that a place is made special by utilizing the arts as a driving force for change, improvement and revitalization.

July 5, 2017

Melissa Eggleston Exhibition, "In a Flash"

Melissa Eggleston is a neo-naturalist artist working out of her open studio in Bath, Michigan.

June 30, 2017

The Important Role of the NEA

For the past few months, our attention has been directed at advocating for the continuation of national arts funding.

June 6, 2017

Mary Ablao Exhibition: "Small but Mighty"

Born in Seattle, Mary spent summers on the West Coast for years and gave way to a living sense that life is an adventure.

May 22, 2017

Call to Artists: City Pulse Seeks Artists to Submit Cover Art

"Summer of Art" program will feature original art by area artists on the cover of City Pulse each week beginning June 14.

May 10, 2017

Placemaking in Bloom!

Planning is in full bloom for the Creative Placemaking Summit that will be taking place on October 11, 2017 at the Lansing Center.

May 3, 2017

It's Time for a Creative Exchange!

This exciting new event will serve as an annual platform to convene artists, arts organizations and others.

May 2, 2017

The Arts Council Presents Justin Troisi's "Visual Analogy"

Justin Troisi is a fine art painter and sculptor inspired by patterns and textures found in nature.

May 1, 2017

Arts Matter Lansing--A Story of Art and Advocacy

A Story of Art and Advocacy by Jessica Carter, Arts Council intern Art has always been an integral part of my life. My father taught music at a public high school for over thirty years.

April 4, 2017

Saralee Howard: Expressive Artscapes

"Expressive Artscapes" an Exhibition by Saralee Howard Exhibit and Opening Reception April 7, 2017 The Arts Council is pleased to present "Expressive Artscapes" by Saralee Howard.

March 27, 2017

A Few Words From Debbie--Supporting the Arts

It always gives me great pleasure to highlight the work of our national service organization – Americans for the Arts.

March 2, 2017

A Few Words From Debbie--Taking a Stand

Taking a Stand, Affecting Change For the past 51 years, the Arts Council has been a strong advocate for arts, culture and creativity in the tri-counties.

February 2, 2017

Artist-in-Residence Program Launches for 2016-2017 School Year

Program Meets With Continued Growth and Success

February 2, 2017

A Few Words From Debbie--Past, Present, Future...

Happy New Year! January is such an exciting time of year at the Arts Council, as it kicks off our new membership season!

January 4, 2017

"Shadow Sides" an Exhibit by Jessica Kovan

Explores Light and Dark, Brightness and Shadows Meet our December/January artist of the month, Jessica Kovan.

January 2, 2017