Our Organization

Serving as one of Michigan’s key cultural resources, Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center inspires and ignites passion for the visual arts, providing a forum for self-expression and community engagement. Founded in 1965, Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center provides public awareness, education and enjoyment of the visual arts by promoting the works of Michigan artists. As a non-profit organization, we offer free and accessible opportunities to experience the visual arts through exhibitions, educational programming, and a gallery featuring Michigan artists. Located in downtown Lansing, we have provided more than 500 free art exhibitions and granted over $100,000 in awards for students. We are building a legacy through engaging programs, a permanent cultural facility, and public art projects outside the gallery walls.

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is a nonprofit membership organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code & incorporated in the State of Michigan on September 8, 1965. Lansing Art Gallery is the first permanent art gallery in Lansing, and is Lansing’s oldest nonprofit gallery.

Click on the Gallery’s Fy17-18 or FY16-17 annual report to learn more about the gallery’s programs and our fiscal year “by the numbers”.

Mission Statement

Lansing Art Gallery provides public awareness, education and enjoyment of the visual arts by promoting the works of Michigan artists.

Vision Statement

Enhancing the quality of life and cultural well being of the community, Lansing Art Gallery provides a permanent cultural facility and outreach initiatives to fulfill its mission. We ensure that exhibits, educational programs and opportunities to purchase Michigan art are available to the public.

Our History

Representing Michigan Artists since 1965 In a progressive move to provide Michigan’s capital city with a showplace for original art forms, a handful of dedicated artists joined forces in the fall of 1965 and created the Lansing Community Art Gallery, later shortened to the Lansing Art Gallery. Lansing Art Gallery became incorporated shortly thereafter. The cooperative efforts of these hard working artists and art educators gave the City of Lansing its first permanent art gallery. Within a year and a half, the number of participating artists had risen from the original six to well over one hundred, and visiting patrons filled the Gallery to capacity at its monthly receptions. Currently located in the heart of downtown Lansing at 119 North Washington Square, the Gallery continues its spirit of community through many services and cultural programs. For more history and a celebration of the Gallery’s 50th anniversary in 2015, click here.

Articles of Incorporation
Lansing Art Gallery By-Laws


Lansing Art Gallery Audit FY 15-16
Cultural Data Project Report