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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.


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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What We're About

Areas of Support

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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

"The Color of Change" an Exhibition by Catherine Tonning-Popowich

"The Color of Change" an Exhibition by Catherine Tonning-Popowich

April 6, 2018 5:00 PM

The Arts Council is pleased to present, "The Color of Change," an exhibition by Catherine Tonning-Popowich. In this colorful and vivid exhibition, Popowich moves away from her popular nature and wildlife representations and explores new territory. She says, "As an artist, I have painted realism for most of my artistic life, but I always felt like something was missing. I wanted to push myself to explore new techniques and mediums." 

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"Bodies of Light" by David Annis -- An Exhibition and Opening Reception

"Bodies of Light" by David Annis -- An Exhibition and Opening Reception

May 4, 2018 6:07 PM

Join us for "Bodies of Light" by David Annis. David uses long-exposure photography and other techniques to capture the beauty and grace of the human form. He has been working with the manipulation of light and color in his photography since he was 14 years old. David has participated in juried shows and has exhibited his work in galleries in Michigan and Ohio. David's work will be on display at the Arts Council through the month of May, Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. An opening reception will be held during Arts Night Out in Old Town on May 4, 2018 from 5-8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

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2018 Creative Exchange: Cultivating Artistic Communities

2018 Creative Exchange: Cultivating Artistic Communities

May 15, 2018 8:30 AM

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing is excited to announce the 2018 Creative Exchange! This interactive workshop will connect members of the arts and cultural sector to learn from one another and share ideas, challenges victories and more!This year’s event features workshop leader and community arts expert Barbara Schaffer-Bacon from Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts. The work we will accomplish will inspire and cultivate arts, culture and creativity as potent contributors to community, civic and social change. Get all the info and register today!

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SmARTS Workshop--Photography Basics for Artists

SmARTS Workshop--Photography Basics for Artists

May 30, 2018 9:00 PM

You have built up your portfolio to include stunning pieces, but in your photos, they are showing up more like Paint-by-Number than Picasso. How do you photograph your art to truly reflect the quality? As the world becomes more digital, you need the promotions of your work to be conveyed digitally as well. 

Learn from photographers Dane & Caitlin Vermeulen of Michigan Imagery how to perfectly capture your work. 

Cost is $10 members / $15 non-members. See complete details and register to attend by clicking on the Facebook Event button below.

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