August Updates and Renewed Vigilance

Appreciating YouThank you for your commitment to the arts during the pandemic. You’ve helped our team at Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center increase artwork sales with our new online art gallery, and safe visits to our indoor gallery spaces. Together, we’ve re- envisioned arts access with outdoor Pop Up art events, ArtPath artist talks,…

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Celebrating Growth & Change

Our Growing OrganizationThis year’s growth mirrors our community’s dedication to our mission: to provide public awareness, education, and enjoyment of the visual arts by promoting the works of Michigan artists. Through scheduled appointments, pop up art shops, and our new online store we’ve increased artwork sales. We are also growing as a staff team, which will increase opportunities…

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July Update: Reopening and Reinvigorated

We’re reopening and reinvigorated!Your support and feedback helped navigate seismic change over the past sixteen months, and our team is ready for next steps! I’m thrilled to announce FREE and publicly open hours with no advance appointments needed:Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 11 AM – 3 PM. For Your Visit to Lansing Art Gallery & Education…

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2021: Building Momentum and Fulfilling our Mission

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Recognizing our HistoryOur history is an important part of our future. This spring Intern Ian Hawthorne spent time researching our archives under the direction of Operations Manager Kyle Richard, seeking historical images to share with you here! 2021: Building Momentum and Fulfilling our MissionWe’re celebrating INCREASED access to the arts!…

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Celebrating Milestones

May 1, 2021 Michigan’s Vacc to Normal and Creative Sector Metrics On April 29, Governor Whitmer announced MI Vacc to Normal metrics here, which include milestones for reinstating in-person work, increasing indoor capacity limits, and more. As part of the arts and culture sector, we proudly represent 4.3% of the US GDP (greater than that…

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2021: Updates for April

Intentional VulnerabilityAt the start of 2021 I vowed to be more vulnerable. I recently faced serious illness and have been humbled by personal and professional limitations. My closest circle helped me heal with offerings of food, flowers, and eventually laughter. As I slowly begin to recover, I am profoundly grateful for our community’s patience, kindness,…

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Help us Plan Strategically Toward Arts Access

Join us in becoming allies at the local level. Our organization is taking steps to share our beliefs and to enact them. We believe: that arts access benefits individuals and our community; that diversity, inclusion, and equity create greater arts access; and that systemic racism harms individuals and our community. We actively oppose the systemic…

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2021: A Ripple Effect of Positivity

Reflections on innovationAs our team at Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center plans for 2021 and beyond, I’m reflecting on milestones and looking to the horizon for next steps. This year marks my seventh as executive director and twenty-third in the arts sector. I recognize 2020’s unprecedented upheaval, which yielded extraordinary innovation. Despite tragedy, adversity,…

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