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Arts, Culture, Creativity

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing supports, strengthens, and promotes arts, culture and creativity in the Capital region.

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We provide various grants throughout the year, and also announce other funding opportunities: local, statewide and national grants.

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From events like Arts Night Out to programs like the Art in the Sky billboard project, we work to support, strengthen, and promote the arts.

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When you join the Arts Council, you become eligible for support and access to resources, and you help advocate for a strong and thriving art community.

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Art in Schools

Offering local youth access to arts education and an outlet for creative expression.

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Professional Development

Building a strong foundation for artists and arts and cultural leaders.

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Creative Placemaking

Using the arts as a builder & driver of community economic development.

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Striving to keep the arts strong and vibrant in the Capital region..

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Our Upcoming Events

Preston Penwork, 2018 Exhibition

Preston Penwork, 2018 Exhibition

September 7, 2018

Preston Penwork is a collection of ink doodles by local artist, teacher and illustrator, Dennis Preston. Most of the pieces in this show are entirely new works, combined with a select few that appeared in Dennis's most recent adult coloring book, Preston potpourri Volume 3. Featuring many characters and themes, Preston's works are detailed and multilayered, sometimes edgy or odd, sometimes funny and entertaining and offer much for the eye to take in and the mind to ponder.

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Angela Hamilton "Features of Michigan" an Exhibition & Opening Reception

Angela Hamilton "Features of Michigan" an Exhibition & Opening Reception

October 1, 2018

Our October exhibition is "Features of Michigan" by Angela Hamilton. Angela is an award-winning plein air artist who has a great appreciation and reverence for Michigan wildlife and scenery, which she expresses in her work.

Join us for an opportunity to meet Angela and talk to her about her work on October 12, 2018 from 5-7 p.m.. Light refreshments will be served.

Angela's work will be on display at the Arts Council through the end of October and can be viewed Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Creative Placemaking Summit 4

Creative Placemaking Summit 4

October 4, 2018

Arts and culture. They shape who we are--connect us to what we love--forming our identity. Similarly, they connect us to our communities, too. Taking pride in and claiming our "place" stems from that connectedness and how we describe it to others. At Creative Placemaking Summit 4, we'll explore how creative placemaking, through an arts and cultural lens, can amplify our idea of identity. We will use metrics and exploration to discover ways to build our brand as a region-find words we can all use. #LansingPlacemakers

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smARTS Workshop: Telling Your Story--Developing Key Messages for Artists and Creative Organizations with Piper & Gold Public Relations

smARTS Workshop: Telling Your Story--Developing Key Messages for Artists and Creative Organizations with Piper & Gold Public Relations

October 24, 2018

Join us at MICA as Veronica Gracia-Wing and Cassie Cotton, strategists at Piper & Gold Public Relations, share key components of storytelling. In today's digital driven world, we are constantly being inundated with messages. It is important to stay true to who you are and ensure that your story comes across in a meaningful way. In this workshop, we will be taking a deeper dive into your story and assist you with creating a narrative that is true to you but also can also effectively resonate with your audience.

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