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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

"Bodies of Light" by David Annis -- An Exhibition

"Bodies of Light" by David Annis -- An Exhibition

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. 

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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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Chance Liscomb "Sweet Dreams" Exhibition and Opening Reception

Chance Liscomb "Sweet Dreams" Exhibition and Opening Reception

June 1, 2018 5:50 PM

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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SmARTS Workshop--Creating a Portfolio With Britta Urness

SmARTS Workshop--Creating a Portfolio With Britta Urness

June 8, 2018 1:00 PM

You've made your artwork, now how do you show it? This class provides a starting point for making a portfolio of your work, meant for digital sharing or submissions. Artist and Michigan State University instuctor Britta Urness will demonstrate both 2-D and 3-D work photography, along with editing and formatting techniques. We will talk about submitting your work and writing proposals for competitive exhibitions, plus a whole lot more!

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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