News & Updates

Announcing Giving Tuesday Matching Funds – Give to Double Your Gift!

By Barb Whitney | November 26, 2020

Double your gift by making a contribution or pledge this Giving Tuesday! Our community needs the arts more than ever, and Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center exists thanks to your ongoing support. As we continue to navigate a changing landscape during this year’s pandemic, we turn to you. Please give on Giving Tuesday for…

Announcing New Initiatives: Online Art Gallery and On-Site Shopping Appointments

By Barb Whitney | November 2, 2020

We’re excited to announce new online and safe on-site Initiatives!After months of research and preparation, our team is thrilled to share a new online art sales gallery and customized experiences at Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center this November and December thanks to our 2020 Michigan Made | Holiday Art Exhibition title sponsor Health Management…

Staff Spotlight: Kyle Richard

By Kyle Richard | October 30, 2020

I believe that art is one of the purest forms of human expression. With that said, I haven’t always been the arts advocate that I consider myself to be today.  I originally went to university to be a teacher.  My educational background focused on the other humanities; history, government, economics, and geography.  I always thought…

Turning a Pivot Into a Pirouette

By Barb Whitney | September 27, 2020

I’m reflecting on our positive progress – feats our team at Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center has accomplished despite the global pandemic, economic crisis, and ongoing struggles against racial inequity. As we have passed more than six months since the state’s declaration of emergency, I’m proud of our work to-date and excited about what’s…

Featured Artist: Kylie Thomas

By Kylie Thomas | September 22, 2020

I am a mixed media artist living and working in the Lansing area, and recently graduated from Western Michigan University with a BFA in Printmedia. My work is centered around creativity and the creative process, and the escape this can bring others. I am also interested in using art to heal and make a statement…

Featured Donor: Norm Charles

By Robin Miner-Swartz | August 27, 2020

Norm Charles has been a fan of the Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center for decades. From its days sharing space with BoarsHead Theater a former car dealership to the newest incarnation just steps from the Capitol, Charles appreciates everything the organization brings to the greater Lansing community. “When I started supporting the gallery about…

Courageous Efforts and New Challenges During the Pandemic

By Barb Whitney | July 30, 2020

During the pandemic, Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center has faced unprecedented circumstances. As a leader, I’ve had to make tough choices about timing, safety, and how to communicate about the global crisis. I’m truly grateful that is not my responsibility alone – our Board President Keith Rouse is a brilliant and gracious partner. In…

An artist and advocate for greater Lansing’s creative community

By Robin Miner-Swartz | July 22, 2020

Brian Whitfield’s energetic, vibrant artwork displays influences of jazz and graphic design. As a Lansing native on the Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center’s board of directors, he brings his perspective as a fine artist to the table, providing a voice for Michigan’s creative community. Whitfield graduated from Lansing Sexton High School and headed to…

A Vision for Hope – Addressing Vandalism

By Barb Whitney | July 8, 2020

ARTpath: A Community Partnership ARTpath is a partnership between Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center and the City of Lansing’s Parks and Recreation Department in its third year. Annually, we activate spaces for Michigan artists along 3.5 miles of the Lansing River Trail during the months of June, July, and August. ARTpath 2020 required months…

It Takes a Village

By Barbara Hranilovich | June 24, 2020

Exterior murals provide an opportunity to make a big statement that affects how a neighborhood feels. I’ve been lucky to have done several murals in local schools and health centers, as well as the one on the side of what is now Old Town General Store. This one needs some refreshing, so we’re gathering the…