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Arts Council Presents Taste of Art & Life at Frank Lloyd Wright Home in Okemos on May 20

LANSING, April 19, 2010—Tour a local home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, watch area artists create their craft, and enjoy great food from top regional restaurants at the Arts Council of Greater Lansing’s 4th Annual Taste of Art and Life, Thursday, May 20 from 5 to 8 p.m.

This year's event will be held at Jim Schultz and Lela Ivey's distinguished Okemos home—"The Schaberg Residence," designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Frank Lloyd Wright Schaberg Residence

The evening will include a guided tour of the home; a silent auction featuring event and performance tickets, restaurant packages and fine foods; a wine tasting; and a tasting of signature appetizers and desserts from area restaurants including Dusty’s Cellar, Michigan Brewing Company, and Mitchell’s Fish Market. Live musical entertainment will be provided by The Elevator Conspiracy, a five piece Lansing-based lounge music act.

Five area artists will also be on hand with live demonstrations and artwork available for purchase. Participating artists include: Jenny Schu, peyote stitch jewelry; Barbara Hranilovich, gouache painting; Craig Mitchell Smith, glass installation; Douglas Thayer, metalsmithing; and Lisa Truax, sculpture and functional ceramics. Tickets are $65 each or $120 for two, with all but $15 per ticket tax deductible. Tickets are available now through the Arts Council of Greater Lansing by phone at 517-372-4636, by email at info@lansingarts.org, or at the Arts Council’s office located at 1208 Turner St.

A Taste of Art & Life is a fundraiser to support the Arts Council and its work to provide local artists and cultural organizations with funding, resources and educational opportunities. The Arts Council is pleased to recognize the generosity of several corporate sponsors including ASAP Printing, Capitol National Bank, Capital Region Community Foundation, CATA, Coldwell Banker Hubbell Briarwood, Dart Bank, Demmer Corporation, Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, First Financial Bank, Foster Swift Collins & Smith, Merrill Lynch / Kevin and Lauri Draggoo, Motion Marketing & Media, Rehmann, and Warmels & Comstock.

Founded in 1965, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing is a non-profit organization whose mission is to lead, advocate for and advance arts and culture in the capital region. For more information, visit www.lansingarts.org.