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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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Advocacy

Striving to keep the arts strong and vibrant in the Capital region..

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Our Upcoming Events

November Arts Night Out

November Arts Night Out

November 3, 2017 5:00 PM

It's the last Arts Night Out for 2017! Head to Old Town for the perfect mix of creative people and ideas. This month features 15 venues, lots of music, a holiday pop-up shop, poetry night and more. Don't miss it!

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Thom VerWys Exhibition and Opening Reception

Thom VerWys Exhibition and Opening Reception

November 3, 2017 5:00 PM

Join us during Outs Night Out for "November Winds" by Thom VerWys. The reception runs from 5-8 p.m. at the Arts Council of Greater Lansing at 1208 Turner St. Come meet the artist and view his work, which is a selection of paintings, reflecting the beauty that is found in nature even on its greyest days.

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Wine Around

Wine Around

November 16, 2017 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 we will continue our conversation around creative Placemaking. Come share your thoughts and ideas. No-host event, visit http://zoobiesoldtowntavern.com/ for menu and pricing.

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smARTS WORKSHOP: Building an Artist Website With WordPress

smARTS WORKSHOP: Building an Artist Website With WordPress

November 27, 2017 6:00 PM

Attention dues-paying Arts Council members. Join us as Lansing blogger and cartoonist Daniel J. Hogan (danieljhogan.com and clattertron.com) shares steps to easily create an artist website using the content management system, WordPress. Learn the basics of setting up a website in this three-hour workshop that teaches you how to build the website you always wanted on your own! Get all the details!

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Holiday Glitter and Applause

Holiday Glitter and Applause

December 5, 2017 7:28 PM

You don’t want to miss this evening of celebration! Join the Arts Council of Greater Lansing and host Ken Beachler as we kick off the holiday season with our annual Holiday Glitter and Applause.

Join us on the red carpet for our Applause Awards Show, featuring entertainment with John Dale Smith and the MSU Musical Theatre Touring Group. There will also be a silent auction of original City Pulse cover art (artists will be present), a cocktail hour (two drink tickets included in ticket price), plus an array of hors d’oeuvres, desserts and more.

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