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We’re Here for You as Stay Home, Stay Safe Continues

By Barb Whitney | April 10, 2020

Stay Home, Stay Safe Continues. On Thursday, April 9, Governor Whitmer extended Michigan’s ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ Executive Order. Although this will mean Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center will be closed, we will reopen at a later date to be determined, based on the changing recommendations from the government and with a priority of the…

Our commitment to the arts

By Barb Whitney | April 2, 2020

Dear Friends and Fans, Together, we are unwavering in our commitment to the arts. Thank you for supporting our team’s efforts to share content online daily during our closure. In good news, we’re more dedicated than ever to relevant, authentic, engaging, and timely programs and communications.  Are you seeking bright spots during the global pandemic? Michigan artists are…

COVID-19: Updates, Next Steps, and Resources

By Barb Whitney | March 17, 2020

At Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, we believe that in challenging times like these the power of the arts is needed most of all. We are also proudly committed to the health and wellbeing of our visitors, artists, staff, students, and our community. Thank you to each and every one of you who has…

Donor Profile: Rich Sneary

By Robin Miner-Swartz | December 10, 2019

Rich Sneary purchased his first piece of art when he was 13 years old. His mother took him to an arts and crafts show in Somerset Center, Michigan, where he saw a display of paintings by a woman in her late 70s. “She painted because she enjoyed it, and she sold her pieces for extra…

Staff Spotlight: Michelle Carlson, Education Director

By Barb Whitney | December 9, 2019

Since 2017, Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center Education Director Michelle Carlson has worked to improve the Lansing community through access to the arts. Most recently, she initiated partnerships with both Impression 5 Science Center and the Peckham Art Alliance to offer accessible and sensory-friendly programming. Sensory-friendly programming limits the number of guests and reduces…

For Artists: How To Be Successful When Working With An Art Gallery

By Katrina Daniels | December 8, 2019

Why should you exhibit in a gallery? Being featured in an art gallery is beneficial to artists in many ways. Not only can it build your CV and portfolio, but it can also gain you more exposure for your work. In addition, it can gain you relationships with galleries and their staff, other artists, and…

A Public Art Community

By Barb Whitney | February 10, 2019

The presence of public art within a community can be powerful, inspirational, and influential. For more information about public art and why it matters in communities, see below. Since 2010, Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center has annually offered free public art exhibitions by Michigan artists with the support of the City of Lansing and…

The Impact of Legacies

By Barb Whitney | October 10, 2017

An Artist’s Legacy William Davis was Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center’s first major legacy donor. Upon his untimely passing in 2008, the Gallery received a generous contribution through a pre-coordinated legacy donation. Bill was a bobbin lace artist, and was a dear friend to the gallery for many years. Through his legacy donation, he…