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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

Svitlana Martynjuk's "All That is Color" an Exhibition and Opening Reception

January 11, 2019 5:00 PM

Svitlana's work is inspired by abstract expressionism movement. She allows her experiences to influence much of her work and believes that each viewer discovers their own interpretation based on their internal state and environment. Her goal is to bring an abundance of joyful and calm feelings, as well as to help the viewer see the world through her eyes... to feel the emotions that are born in the painting process. Join us during Arts Night Out to meet Svitlana and view her work. Light refreshments will be served.

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Photography for the Planetarium Dome

January 22, 2019 6:00 PM

Abrams Planetarium director, Shannon Schmoll will walk us through the ins and outs of photographing work for the planetarium dome.

360 degree cameras are becoming more affordable and readily-available in a variety of brands these days. The photos from these cameras can be projected on the planetarium domes with great ease, creating immersive environments for people to experience. In this workshop, you will learn about various 360-degree cameras; see how you can use the planetarium software to place photos on to the dome; and experiment with the Planetarium’s cameras.

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It Pays to Have a Following: Cross-Collaboration to Increase Your Audience and Generate Additional Revenue with Mike Marriott

February 13, 2019 6:30 PM

Are you an artist who is trying to increase your following and find out additional ways to generate revenue for your artistic endeavors? Join Mike Marriott, The Arts Promoter, owner/director of Opportunity Arts at MICA in Old Town as he discusses ways artists can cross-collaborate to build their audience and utilize that following to generate revenue for their artistic projects.

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Open Group Grant Consultation at Strange Matter

February 15, 2019 5:24 PM

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 program manager, Meghan Martin, will be holding an open group grant consultation at Strange Matter Coffee (2010 E Michigan Ave #103, Lansing) on Feb. 15, 2019 from 9-11 a.m. Join her and others to ask questions and discuss your grant options for the new year.

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Arts Night Out 2019

March 1, 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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Greater Lansing Area Arts Calendar in partnership with 517 Living