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May 30 - September 5, 2022

Deadline to apply is March 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM

OVERVIEW

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is partnering with the City of Lansing for the 5th annual ArtPath River Trail Exhibition. More than two and a half 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.

On average, over 82,000 visitors enjoyed the River Trail during the duration of ArtPath!  

Artwork of all media are eligible including natural materials, such as Wheatpaste and Moss-art, to murals, paintings, sculptures, and fiber 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.

Deadline to apply is March 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM

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ArtPath 2022 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

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 09

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 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 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.

Sites 12 - 14

Under the Shiawassee Bridge, West Side

We are crossing the river and extending ArtPath to the West side of the Grand River. A short walking distance from the beautifully restored 1930's power plant which is now home to the AF group is the Shiawassee Bridge. This location has a large wall that will is divided into three sections. This wall can accommodate three murals.

Site 15 - 18

Under the Shiawassee Bridge, East Side

The Shiawassee Bridge on the East side of the river was one of ArtPath's original locations. A mural from 2018, the inaugural year of this project still resides on the North wall. The large South wall is available and can accommodate three murals.

Site 19

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 20

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 21

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 22

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 23

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?

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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