ARTpath 2020 - Call to Artists
Public Art on the Lansing River Trail
This summer, Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is partnering with the City of Lansing for the third annual ARTpath River Trail Exhibition. More than three miles of the Lansing River Trail will highlight talented artists at twenty scenic locations within historic art districts from Old Town to Downtown, REO Town and beyond.
Last summer over 62,000 visitors enjoyed the River Trail during the duration of this project. 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.
Individual Artists or collective 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.
Now accepting submissions!
2020 ARTpath Locations
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.
Oakland Street Bridge
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?
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.
River Front East, Site 1
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.
River Front East, Site 2
This blank wall is housed on the West side of the river bank that is adjacent to the Adado Riverfront Park which is a popular festival park making this a highly visible site. This deck is a popular place for people to fish. This wall can be seen from across the river and would make a striking spot for a mural.
Under the Michigan Ave Bridge
This expansive space is under the Michigan Ave Bridge just South of the Lansing Center. There is direct access to the avenue above via the new spiral staircase making it a popular space for pedestrians. Last year two artists reimagined this space with an installation.
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.