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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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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

Chance Liscomb "Sweet Dreams" Exhibition

Chance Liscomb "Sweet Dreams" Exhibition

June 1, 2018

We are pleased to present "Sweet Dreams" by Chance Liscomb. Join us for an opening reception and meet the artist. Chance is a sculptor and painter who enjoys creating works around colorful, common objects. This body of work is a selection of paintings that focus on some of life's sweeter elements. Light refreshments will be served.

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Wine Around at EagleMonk Pub and Brewery

Wine Around at EagleMonk Pub and Brewery

June 21, 2018

Our Wine Arounds are held monthly at restaurants and pubs throughout the Greater Lansing Region and offer an opportunity for creative conversation around the arts. These are casual gatherings that are open to the public. This month's Wine Around will be held at EagleMonk Pub and Brewery. We invite everyone to join us. At the Creative Exchange, you told us you wanted to meet with other artists and make things happen. So at this Wine Around, we'd like to get that conversation started. What do these gatherings look like to you, and how can you make them happen? This is a no-host event. Please visit https://www.eaglemonkbrewing.com/ for menu and pricing.

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Max and Louis Boyang "Lost in Nature" Exhibition and Opening Reception

Max and Louis Boyang "Lost in Nature" Exhibition and Opening Reception

July 13, 2018

Our July exhibition features the art of Max and Louis Boyang, 12-year-old twin artists. Max and Louis have exhibited across the country and won national awards in adult competitions. Their detailed and colorful works express a love of nature and its design. Join us during Arts Night Out for an opening reception to meet the artists and talk to them about their work. Light refreshments will be served.

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smARTS WORKSHOP: How to Get Your Work in a Gallery with Katrina M. Daniels

smARTS WORKSHOP: How to Get Your Work in a Gallery with Katrina M. Daniels

July 26, 2018

Would you like to show your work in an art gallery? Would you like to learn more about exhibiting? This workshop will offer an overview that includes, but is not limited to, finding the best gallery for you and your work, preparing an application and the difference between showing in a gallery versus a business. There will be plenty of time to ask questions as well.The workshop will cover:

Exhibition benefits; Call to Artists: what they are and where to find them; Differences between gallery and business exhibitions; Commission; Artist responsibility; Gallery responsibility

Recommendations: Come with a laptop, tablet or other way to take notes; Come with lots of questions!

Meet Your Instructor
Katrina's experience includes over ten years in the arts field with particular expertise in gallery settings and community engagement.

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