June 1 - August 31, 2021
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.
ArtPath 2021 Locations
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.
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 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?
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Previous ArtPath Installations
ARTpath is generously supported by our title sponsors The Rathbun Agency and Auto-Owners Insurance. Additional support by:
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