Lansing Art Gallery

The Lansing Art Gallery is a vibrant destination for art and creativity. Not only does LAG provide an inspiring space to view exhibitions, but it also offers memberships for individuals and businesses alike as well as numerous educational programs such as “Art Smart” after-school classes, scholarships, summer camps, and workshops. Furthermore, there are rental/lending services available–providing unique opportunities to local companies looking to spruce up their workspaces with the artwork.

In 1965, Lansing was blessed with the formation of its very first permanent art gallery – the Lansing Art Gallery. Constituted by a group of talented local artists and teachers along with business people in the area, it enjoys support from leading officials within the city government to this day. In 1978, further backing arrived through CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act), which funded part or all salaries for LAG staff at that time – ensuring a promising future.

LAG has had a vibrant journey since its inception in 1965, residing at six notable locations across Lansing. From Jim’s Tiffany Restaurant to the recently vacated J.W Knapp Company Building on Main Street—supported by an empowering grant from Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Match On Main program ran through Downtown Inc.—LAG continues towards its bright future while honoring and preserving past legacies along the way.

In 1995, the Lansing Art Gallery (LAG) was honored for its tremendous impact on culture and arts in the city. It received a Distinguished Service Award from the Michigan Art Education Association as recognition of its devotion to this cause through prominent programs like after-school classes, art scholarship programs, visual exhibits, lectures, and an annual college student showcase — all part of LAG’s mission to bring creative opportunities closer to home.

Since 2010, LAG has been actively enhancing the Lansing community with a series of vibrant and thought-provoking public art displays. Thanks to invaluable funding from local organizations such as the Lansing Economic Development Corporation and Arts Council of Greater Lansing, these exhibits have attracted visitors from both near and far – including 44% who made their way specifically for “Art by the River” in 2012. Unfortunately, this event was subjected to vandalism which left an irreplaceable $28,000 sculpture destroyed. In response, security monitoring had to be increased; however, despite any unfortunate incidents, there is no denying that free outdoor art experiences bring vibrancy back into cities while also providing a welcomed boost to our beloved economy here in Michigan’s capital city.

In 2018, Lansing Art Gallery (LAG) organized the first-ever ArtPath – an artistic celebration of Michigan’s culture and talent. Located along a scenic three-mile stretch along Lansing’s River Trail, this outdoor art exhibit was sponsored by esteemed organizations such as MEDC, Auto-Owners Insurance, and Patronicity, to name a few. 2020 alone saw over 82K visitors revel in its beauty.

Address: 300 S Washington Square Suite 100, Lansing, MI 48933.

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