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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 Events

Matt Mulford's "Contrasts" an Exhibition and Opening Reception

Matt Mulford's "Contrasts" an Exhibition and Opening Reception

July 12, 2019

Join us during Arts Night Out for "Contrasts" an exhibition by Matt Mulford. Matt's work is inspired by exploring nature and other subject matter. From wildlife to fantasy, comics and vintage pin-up styles, Matt works to instill life, emotion and story in his art. "Contrasts" will be on display at the Arts Council M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., through July 29. The reception is open to the public and free of charge. Light refreshments will be served.

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Sarah Surface-Evans "Flights of Fancy" an Exhibition and Opening Reception

Sarah Surface-Evans "Flights of Fancy" an Exhibition and Opening Reception

August 2, 2019

The Arts Council announces “Flights of Fancy," a collection of intricate bird and insect illustrations as seen through the artist's perspective. Sarah Surface-Evans has been painting and drawing her whole life and works in India ink and water color with a goal of drawing the observer in to notice the beauty of mother nature. Join us for an opening reception on Aug. 2, 2019 from 5-7 p.m.at the Arts Council. Light refreshments will be served. Sarah's work will be on display at the Arts Council M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. through Aug. 29.

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Wine Around at Zoobies Old Town Tavern

Wine Around at Zoobies Old Town Tavern

August 8, 2019

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 all art enthusiasts. These gatherings offer up the perfect opportunity for sharing ideas and building new relationships. We hope you will join us! This is a no-host event. Please visit zoobiesoldtowntavern.com for menu and pricing. 

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Open Group Grant Consultation at Blue Owl East Lansing

Open Group Grant Consultation at Blue Owl East Lansing

August 28, 2019

The Arts Council facilitates eight different grants in six grant programs that are adjusted or updated regularly. In order to make sure you know what changes may have occurred to a grant program, or what funding options are currently available, Meghan Martin, will be holding an open group grant consultation at Blue Owl Coffee on 213 Ann St. Suite C, East Lansing from 9-11 a.m. Join her and others to ask questions and discuss your grant options for 2019.

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Arts Night Out 2019

Arts Night Out 2019

September 6, 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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