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ArtPath 2021 - Calling all Artists

Now accepting Artist Submissions!

Deadline for submission ends March 31, 2021  |  5:00pm

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Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is partnering with the City of Lansing for the 4th annual ArtPath River Trail Exhibition. More than three miles of the Lansing River Trail will highlight talented Michigan artists at multiple scenic and historic locations through the heart of downtown Lansing. Special thanks to our title sponsors Rathbun Agency and Auto-Owners Insurance.

Over 82,000 visitors enjoyed the River Trail during the duration of ArtPath 2020.  A substantial increase from the year prior!

Artwork of all media are eligible including natural materials, such as Wheatpaste and Moss-art, to murals, paintings, sculptures and other forms of digital and sound installations.

Individuals or teams are encouraged to create installations that are interactive and engaging with park visitors.  Artists may also submit artwork for multiple sites along the path, and will be granted $1,000 for each accepted submission.

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ArtPath 2021 Locations

Site 01

Turner Dodge House

This historic house and grounds are located in the North side of Lansing in the historic neighborhood of Old Town. This site is a great location for a sculpture or installation.

Site 02

The Grassy Knoll

This grassy knoll is just South of the Turner Dodge House in the historic Old Town Neighborhood. This space is just off of the trail and includes a shady area with a bench. This site is an excellent location for a sculpture or installation.

Site 03

Old Town Boardwalk

This long stretch of boardwalk is in the heart of the historic Old Town Neighborhood. The boardwalk and the space under the Cesar Chavez Bridge are available to be reimagined. This boardwalk is a popular area for people to walk, jog, bike and fish.

Site 04

Seating Area on the Old Town Boardwalk

This wooden boardwalk is in the heart of the historic Old Town Neighborhood. This built in seating area comfortably seats two adults and across from a popular fishing spot. This area is a short walk from a staircase that takes pedestrians up to the Old Town neighborhood popular for their restaurants, shops and festivals.

Site 05

Buchard Park - North

This spacious, grassy area houses the Brenke Fish Ladder in the historic Old Town Neighborhood. This park is a great spot for a sculpture or installation and it will be home to two ArtPath works this year.

Site 06

Buchard Park - South

This spacious, grassy area houses the Brenke Fish Ladder in the historic Old Town Neighborhood. This park is a great spot for a sculpture or installation and it will be home to two ArtPath works this year.

Site 07

Oakland Trail Head

This site is South of Buchard Park and a short walking distance away from the fish ladder. This grassy area is near a trail head and a playground is close by. This highly visible site can be seen from the trail and from the street. This site is a great area to house a sculpture or installation.

Site 08

Oakland Street Boardwalk

This expansive wooden bridge runs under Oakland Ave connecting the trail for pedestrians and cyclists. The architecture of this structure includes large beams that hold lighting. This is a vibrant and busy space as it connects historic Old Town Lansing to Downtown Lansing. How would you reimagine this space?

Site 09

Saginaw St. Trail Head

This site is just south of Saginaw St. This grassy area is expansive and there are opportunities to install artwork on either side of the trail. This site is near a trail head, it is filled with mature trees and a has a small bench. This site is the perfect area to house a sculpture or installation.

Site 10

River Front Pathway

This cement pad is tucked into this lovely park just off of the River Trail across from the river bank that is adjacent to the Adado Riverfront Park which is a popular festival park making this a highly visible site. This spot would be great for a sculpture that could be bolted into the slab.

Site 11

River Front Park

This large grassy park which overlooks the river is a popular area for visitors to run, cycle, fish or picnic. This park is East of the Shiawasee Bridge which houses ARTpath murals and across the river from Adado Riverfront Park. This area is expansive with mature shade trees and areas for visitors to relax by the river. This large site could accommodate a sculpture or installation.

Site 12

River Front Dock

This wooden dock overlooks the Grand River and the Adado River Front Park. This is in a popular area and close to the newly renovated Rotary Park. This space could be reimagined with an installation, a seating area or more.

Site 13

R.E. Old's Pocket Park

This small, grassy, pocket park is tucked in between the parking lots of Impression 5 Museum and the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum. Do to the popular location is located near two family friendly cultural organizations an interactive sculpture would be a great option for this site.

Site 14

Under the Kalamazoo Bridge

This space houses a large, long wall which would be an excellent space for a mural. The covered bridge helps to protect from the weather. A 2020 artist created a beautiful, floral mural under this bridge. There are spaces available for three new murals.

Site 15

Grassy Hill

This grassy hill is north of the 496 Bridge and is just off of the trail. This space would be a great spot to showcase a sculpture.

Site 16

Under the I-496 Bridge

This expansive wall lines the river trail and is an excellent place for a mural, wheatpaste or instillation. A collection of 2019 and 2020 ArtPath artists created murals on one section of the wall which still exists today. This smaller, stair-step section of the wall is available for an artist to reimagine.

Site 17

Riverside Grassy Area with Bench

This area of the river trail has a shaded bench and slopes toward the river. This area would be ideal for a sculpture or installation.

Site 18

Elm Street Park Basketball Court

The basketball court is just off of the trail tucked into a neighborhood. This location is a great site for a mural which includes court lines to enhance players experience. Note this small basketball court is not regulation size.

Site 19

Elm Park

This large green space is part of a well loved park which is frequented by the community. This family friendly space could be reimagined with a sculpture or installation. An interactive artwork would be ideal.

Site 20

Elm Park Near the Baseball Field

This park is a popular space for families and neighbors! This area has a large, concrete base that is a great space for a sculpture. Due to the fact that this is a popular space for families, an interactive sculpture or installation would be a great fit for this site.

Site 21

Grassy Area Near Elm St. & Cedar St.

This large grassy site houses large, mature, shade trees and two benches. This site is visible from the trail and from the street. This site has hosted an installation and a large scale sculpture in the past. How would you reimagine this site?

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ARTpath is generously supported by our title sponsors The Rathbun Agency and Auto-Owners Insurance. Additional support by:

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Sponsor - City of Lansing - Parks and Recreation
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Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs
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