Is Lansing Ready? –Workshop Hosts Local Panel Discussion on Artist Live/Work Space

Arts Council Opens Discussion on Artist Live/Work Space
Workshop Presents Free Public Panel!  

As advocates, supporters and promoters of the arts, the Arts Council welcomes the idea of a Lansing-based artist live/work space. Such a space could put Lansing on the map as a true city of the arts, providing reasonable housing and work space for our tri-county artists and drawing new artists to the area as well.

Starting the conversation

To this end, with the help of recent funding through the Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council Community Reinvestment Fund,* the Arts Council announced in June that it would host a series of  workshops, bringing national experts in to share their experiences in creating live/work spaces for artists and convening local leaders to imagine a possible reality for a project of this scale.Our first public panel session will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Marshall St. Armory Community Room. This session will convene a panel of area municipal and community leaders for an open discussion that gets down to the brass tacks of how Lansing can support such an effort and what next steps need to happen should we want to head down that road.

The session is free, and we welcome the community to take part in this open dialog. Artists and friends and lovers of the arts are all welcome. Details are listed below along with a link for registration. We hope you will join us to discuss this important topic.

Public Panel Session: A Community perspective and panel with area municipal and community leaders

When: Sept. 25 from 2 – 4 p.m. 

Where: The Community Room, Marshall St. Armory, 330 Marshall St., Lansing, MI 48912

Register for this session!

Confirmed panelists include:

–  Lori Mullins, Community and Economic Development Administrator, City of East Lansing

–  Bob Rose, former Public Service Department-Engineering Division, City of Lansing

–  Eric Schertzing, Ingham County Treasurer and Ingham County LandBank

–  Terry Terry, President, Message Makers

–  Pat Gillespie, Gillespie Group

For more information contact Executive Director Debbie Mikula at

This project is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development to the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission as part of the Community Reinvestment Fund which is administered by the Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Counc