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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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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 Events

Daniel J. Hogan's "Found Cartoons," an Exhibition

Daniel J. Hogan's "Found Cartoons," an Exhibition

April 5, 2019

Cartoonist and digital artist Daniel J. Hogan likes to focus his skills on creating illustrations that make people smile. For this exhibition, "Found Cartoons," Hogan searched watercolor shapes of his creation for hidden images and then, once found, he used ink to define the image within the shape. These colorful cartoons are both whimsical and imaginative and will delight art lovers of all ages.

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Spring Creative Mixer at east arbor architecture

Spring Creative Mixer at east arbor architecture

April 26, 2019

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing invites you to join us for this unique Creative Mixer and exhibition with our co-hosts, Amanda Harrell-Seyburn and Daniel E. Bollman of east arbor architecture + gallery. Come enjoy this beautiful creative space and meet artist Susan Kieffer who will give a short artist talk on her exhibition "Depth of Light," which is on display at the gallery. The evening will also feature adult beverages delicious eats, friends (old and new) and more!

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Arts Night Out 2019

Arts Night Out 2019

May 3, 2019

Arts Night Out continues in 2019 with an event every other month in Old Town Lansing! Arts Night Out is a free, walkable, art-filled Friday evening that allows everyone to explore the businesses and see the work of various artists hosted in those participating venues. Live music | Art demos | New exhibits | Dance | Street performances | Unique media | Affordable art | So much more! #myartsnightout

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Arts Night Out Afterglo

Arts Night Out Afterglo

May 3, 2019

Calling All Karaoke Aficionados and Friends! Join us along with DJ Lipgloss, local celebrity drag queen extraordinaire Asio Aviance and 10 local karaoke kings and queens for an evening of karaoke and cocktails as we present our first ever karaoke contest and afterglo party at UrbanBeat! Get your tickets and enter to be a karaoke contestant!

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Marissa Tawney Thaler's "Gertie Lives on Ginkgo Street: Our Story Begins" an Exhibition and Opening Reception

Marissa Tawney Thaler's "Gertie Lives on Ginkgo Street: Our Story Begins" an Exhibition and Opening Reception

May 3, 2019

Join us at the Arts Council during Arts Night Out for this exhibition and opening reception featuring the work of Marissa Tawney Thaler. "Gertie Lives on Ginkgo Street: Our Story Begins" is a series of original children's book illustrations that nod back to Marissa's own childhood, to the sense of childlike adventure in others and to discoveries yet to be made. Light refreshments will be served.

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