Current Artist Opportunities

ArtPath | Public Art On the Lansing River Trail

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is partnering with the City of Lansing for the 6th 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.

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 but not limited to murals, paintings, sculptures, and fiber installations. Artists are responsible for all aspects of the installation and removal of the work.

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.

Retail Gallery Application

  Artists must be living in Michigan.

  Artists must be 18 years of age or older.

  All artwork must be original art of the artist’s own creation.

  All accepted artwork must be finished and ready for display.

  Gallery personnel will display artwork.

  Artwork must have been completed within the past 3 years.

  Artwork submitted to accepted to the retail gallery must be for sale.

  All artwork must comply with our matting and framing guidelines (found below).

The Jury Process

Exhibitions & Gallery Sales Director Katrina M. Daniels convenes and publishes a diverse jury panel of arts professionals from across the state with expertise in varying disciplines with the following categories considered: race, ethnicity, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, national origin, veteran status, social economic class and religion.  The jurors serve on a rotating basis, ensuring artistic quality and merit.  Jurors evaluate submissions using guidelines to ensure a process that is ethical, fair, and reasonable.  Additionally, jurors are required to disclose conflicts of interest if applicable.  Adjudication is based on the following: excellence in craftsmanship, quality in design, technical competence, individual creative style, consistency, and professional presentation.  As an educational institution we offer applicants the opportunity to receive juror's feedback upon request.

Examples of past jurors include: Charles A. Wright, Dean of Academic Affairs at Kendall College of Art & Design; Brian Kirschensteiner, Chief Preparator at Broad Museum of Contemporary Art, Amy Brown, Visual Artist and Preparator at Broad Museum of Contemporary Art;Maureen Bersqueth Gray, Sculptor and Public Artist; Brian Whitfield, Muralist and Graphic Designer for the State of Michigan; Steven Hughes, Associate Professor of Illustration at Northern Michigan University;  Emily Chase, Fine Artist and Manager of Creative Experiences at Peckham, Inc.; Quinn Jiles, Fine Artist and Art Educator; Leah Gose, Fine Artist and Assistant Professor, Program Chair at Kendall College of Art and Design.

Application Fees

Please contact Exhibitions & Gallery Sales Director Katrina M. Daniels at if you need a scholarship to waive the application fee for any of the above opportunities.