About Us

Our Mission

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center's mission is to provide public awareness, education, and enjoyment of the visual arts by promoting the works of Michigan artists.

We have the vision of enhancing the quality of life and cultural well being of the community, the Gallery provides a permanent cultural facility and outreach initiatives to fulfill its mission.

We ensure that exhibits, educational programs and opportunities to purchase Michigan art are always available to the public.

How We Engage

Serving as one of Michigan’s key cultural resources, Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center inspires and ignites passion for the visual arts, providing a forum for self-expression and community engagement.

As a non-profit organization, we offer free and accessible opportunities to experience the visual arts through exhibitions, educational programming, and a gallery featuring Michigan artists.

We have provided more than 500 free art exhibitions and granted over $110,000 in awards for students. We are building a legacy through engaging programs, a permanent cultural facility, and public art projects outside the gallery walls.

Our History

Representing Michigan Artists since 1965, in a progressive move to provide Michigan’s capital city with a showplace for original art forms, a handful of dedicated artists joined forces in the fall of 1965 and created the Lansing Community Art Gallery, later shortened to the Lansing Art Gallery. Lansing Art Gallery became incorporated shortly thereafter.

The cooperative efforts of these hard-working artists and art educators gave the City of Lansing its first permanent art gallery. Within a year and a half, the number of participating artists had risen from the original six to well over one hundred, and visiting patrons filled the Gallery to capacity at its monthly receptions.

Meet the Team

Michelle Carlson

Executive Director

Sarah Hopkins

Gallery Coordinator

Carmen Carlton


Saebren Stevens

Education Coordinator

Cora Ackerson

Gallery Associate

Em Fisher

Gallery Associate

Visit Us

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center

300 S Washington Sq
Suite 100

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is located in the Knapp's Building. The entrance to the gallery is located on the north side of the building, on W. Washtenaw Street.

Wheelchair access is available on the first floor. For 2nd floor access, use the next available eastern entrance where you can find elevators to the 2nd floor. Please call our main phone number for assistance and for a guided tour of our facilities and rest areas.

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