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The Arts Council is excited to partner with 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

"Love is a Moving Story" an Exhibition by Claude Johnson-Perry

January 10, 2020 5:00 PM

Join us during Arts Night Out for "Love is a Moving Story," an exhibition by Claude Johnson-Perry.  Claude uses bright and colorful palettes to create works that make us ponder the complex workings of life, relationships and love. Claude's work can be found at "InkySweets Art Shoppe" under "ClauDesigns." He also writes and draws a web comic called "Haunts of Loame." His work will be on display at the Arts Council M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., through the month of January.

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smARTS Workshop:What Does an Arts Council Membership Look Like?

February 6, 2020 11:00 AM

Join Arts Council membership and program manager Taylor Haslett as she walks you through the many different benefits of Arts Council membership. Whether you are an artist, arts organization, arts educator or arts entrepreneur this workshop will inform you on all aspects of Arts Council membership. Open to members and non-members who want to learn more about being part of the Arts Council's growing community of members. This session is free of charge. Please email Taylor Haslett at to register.

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"It's What's on the Inside" an exhibition by Kelly Hansen

February 7, 2020 5:00 PM

Announcing our February exhibition "It's What's on the Inside" by Kelly Hansen. Kelly uses a variety of mediums to explore the complexities of being human and the relationship between inner story and physical appearance. Her work will be featured at the Arts Council through the month of February and can be viewed between the hours of 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F. We hope you will join us for an opening reception on Feb. 7, 2020, from 5-7 p.m. This event is open to the public and is free of charge. Light refreshments will be served.

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Open Group Grant Consultations

February 14, 2020 9:00 AM

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, Taylor Haslett, membership and programs manager, will be holding an open group grant consultation at Flour Child Bakery (323 S. Bridge St. Grand Ledge, MI 48837)

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