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 reached out over the past few days to offer your support!

Our team has been tirelessly monitoring the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation via local, national, and international public health authorities. As you may be aware, Governor Whitmer recently declared a state of emergency for Michigan. Advisories have been issued by the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and Lansing Mayor Schor.

Due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center will close our facility to the public through April 12. All programs, events, and open hours are canceled at this time.

There is hope! Given these unique circumstances, we’ve taken additional measures to fulfill our mission to provide public awareness, education, and enjoyment of the visual arts by promoting the works of Michigan artists. We’re curating online opportunities to gain knowledge, practice your craft, and hone your artistic skills.

Stay tuned for updates about our programs, Michigan artists, and new opportunities for virtual engagement through our website at www.lansingartgallery.org and follow our Facebook and Instagram pages. Here are a few positive ways you can engage today:

Please know that our team will be working remotely throughout the crisis, and we forward to hearing from you. For programmatic suggestions, questions, or concerns, please contact: Education Director Michelle Carlson at michelle@lansingartgallery.org or Exhibitions and Gallery Sales Director Katrina M. Daniels at Katrina@lansingartgallery.org. As always, please feel free to contact me directly at barb@lansingartgallery.org.

Wishing you inspiration and good health in this time of crisis,

Barb Whitney
Executive Director

P.S. We encourage you to keep informed, take precautions, and stay safe. For more information on coronavirus and precautionary measures, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Remember to use CDC best practices to prevent illness:

Clean your hands often
Avoid close contact
Stay home if you’re sick
Cover coughs and sneezes
Wear a face mask if you get sick, and leave as soon as possible
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily

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