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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

Wine Around

Wine Around

March 22, 2018 5:00 PM

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 HopCat, and our conversation will be around the topic of advocacy. We invite everyone to join us. Come discuss the current state of the arts and ways that you can support the arts in your schools, your communities and beyond. This is a no-host event. Please visit for menu and pricing.

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Young Creatives Exhibition on Display Through March

Young Creatives Exhibition on Display Through March

March 30, 2018 5:00 PM

The Young Creatives exhibition features the work of our "Young Creatives Billboard Project" artists along with additional works by Greater Lansing art students. The exhibition will be up at the Arts Council through the end of March. Stop by between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to view. "Support Young Creatives!"

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The Color of Change by Catherine Tonning-Popowich -- An Exhibition and Opening Reception

The Color of Change by Catherine Tonning-Popowich -- An Exhibition and Opening Reception

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." 

Join us for an opening reception on Friday, April 6, from 5-7 p.m. at the Arts Council. Come meet the artist and talk to her about her work! 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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