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The Arts Council is excited to partner with 517Living.com to provide detailed info on the hundreds of arts, cultural and creative events occurring in Greater Lansing every year. We also host many of our own events for our members and the community at large. Come out and enjoy all the amazing events our arts and culture sector has to offer in our region.

Current and Upcoming Arts Council Events

Arts Night Out 2019

September 6, 2019 5:00 PM

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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Nancy Aitcheson's "I'd Rather be Painting" an Exhibition and Opening Reception

September 6, 2019 5:00 PM

Join us during Arts Night Out for "I'd Rather be Painting," an exhibition by Nancy Aitcheson. Nancy began painting as a young adult  and works in oils and watercolor. She is inspired by still life, landscapes and people in everyday situations, and strives for interesting composition, and colorful, loose approach to her pieces.  "I'd Rather be Painting" will be on display at the Arts Council M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., through September 27. The reception is open to the public and free of charge. Light refreshments will be served.

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Creative Placemaking Summit 5: Forward Momentum

September 26, 2019 8:30 AM

Join us for a day of talks, panels, on-stage presentations and interactive displays as we explore resources, tools, ideas and opportunities for accelerated growth on the Creative Placemaking front. The day will be packed full of excellent speakers from across the U.S. along with plenty of local Placemaking Personalities who will share their insights and experiences! You don't want to miss it!

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Greater Lansing Area Arts Calendar in partnership with 517 Living