News & Updates

Art is In the Middle of the Middle of the Middle of Your Life

By Mickey Hadick | May 1, 2022

In the middle of Michigan, which falls somewhere (roughly) in the middle of the country, is the city of Lansing. In the center of Lansing’s downtown is the Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center (LAG). That’s the middle of the middle of the middle. I discovered the LAG a few years ago, in my forties,…

Welcome Michelle, Acting Executive Director

By Michelle Carlson | April 11, 2022

I am honored to serve as the Acting Executive Director for Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, and I thank the Board of Directors for supporting my appointment. Serving as Education Director for over four years has positioned me well to assume this new leadership role. I am originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. My husband John…

Leadership Transition – Exciting News! 

By Barb Whitney | March 22, 2022

I have great news! I have accepted a new role to serve as Associate Director of Development, Cultural Arts for Michigan State University. In this new position, I’ll be supporting the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and the MSU Museum.  A place in my heart has been filled by Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center…

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My Thoughts on Art in Lansing

By Janie Schneider | March 3, 2022

When I left my home of 40 years in the Lansing area, I moved into a much smaller home in Petoskey. I was concerned that I would not have adequate room to display all my art, collected over many years. Some of it was rather large and my wall space was rather small in this…

Welcome Back

By Barb Whitney | February 2, 2022

February 1, Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center reopened at the Knapp’s Building in downtown Lansing with a ceremonious ribbon cutting. We feel like we are “home”. Our team is thrilled to welcome you to 300 S. Washington Square, Suite 100, (517) 574-4521. We hope you’ll enjoy our new above-ground location, natural light, and nearby…

We’re Moving!

By Barb Whitney | November 29, 2021

Announcing New Plans!I am thrilled to share that we’ll be moving to the Knapp’s Building in downtown Lansing. This special opportunity is for at least one year, thanks to the generosity of the George F. Eyde Family, LLC. This architectural landmark features many desired attributes, including an above-ground location, natural light, and nearby parking. Our…

“Poetry is not a Luxury” – Audre Lorde

By Nancy DeJoy | November 17, 2021

I wrote the first poem I remember sharing with anyone when I was about 10 years old. It was a poem I gave to my father after both of his parents died not too long after one another. It used end rhyme, not an unusual place for a young poet to start given how most…

Art Ability Bags and Access

By Michelle Carlson | October 28, 2021

Art Has No Barriers Art Ability Bags is Celebrating 1 year! I am excited to share that Art Has No Barriers Art Ability Bags is celebrating 1 year of accessible art making.  I am thankful that I have been a part of the development and coordination of this incredible collaborative project through my work as…

Fiscal Year 2020-2021: Reflections

By Keith Rouse | September 29, 2021

When I stop and reflect on the prior fiscal year I can’t help but feel an enormous amount of pride in the effort and dedication of our team here at the Gallery. Our amazingly talented and committed staff have persevered under especially trying conditions and yet have steadfastly continued to support the enduring mission of…

August Updates and Renewed Vigilance

By Barb Whitney | August 12, 2021

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,…