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Supporting Your Community Gallery

Your contributions matter and make a tangible impacts by supporting Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, enriching the lives of countless individuals in downtown Lansing.

Join us in our mission to serve you! At Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, we're committed to fostering creativity, self-expression, and pathways to success in the visual arts.

From expanded programs to innovative opportunities, we're thrilled to share our progress with you. Learn more about how you can contribute or become involved today.

We invite you to be a Friend of the Gallery! Enjoy exclusive perks and connect directly with Michigan artists. Stay updated with our e-newsletter and score VIP access to exhibitions and events. Artists get discounts on commissions and more visibility. Enjoy 10% off gallery purchases and special deals on classes. Dive deep into artists' minds with our Insider’s Series talks.

Ready to Join Us? Becoming a Friend is a breeze! Click below, pick your monthly gift, and instantly become part of our art-loving crew.

Join a Donor Circle

What are Donor Circles?

Donor Circles embody the gallery’s most prestigious patron groups. Circles patrons are actively devoted to supporting our programs and other critical operating needs through contributions, sponsorship, and grants.

Why become a Donor Circle Member?

Donor Circle members receive all of the perks and benefits of a traditional membership with Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center.  Additionally, the program provides Donor Circle members with opportunities to engage with the Board of Directors, staff, teaching and exhibiting artists at the Gallery.

Interested in becoming a Donor Circle Member?

In order to become a Donor Circle member, an individual or organization must contribute at least $1000 over the course of a given year.  The Gallery offers many ways to give, so you can choose the option that works best for you and your budget.

If you are interested in becoming a Donor Circle member today, simply click the button below and choose your preferred giving method.

If you still have questions or would like to discuss your options further please contact Acting Executive Director Michelle Carlson at michelle@lansingartgallery.org.

Become a Legacy Donor

What is a “legacy”?

Legacy gifts are planned donations given in a will or another similar arrangement. Donors make the decision during their lifetime to set aside a gift for an organization (or multiple organizations) of their choice that is promised to said organization(s) upon the donor’s passing. It is their way of leaving a personal imprint, as well as providing an undying legacy of their wishes and values.

An Artist’s Legacy

William Davis was Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center’s, first major legacy donor. Upon his untimely passing in 2008, the Gallery received a generous contribution through a pre-coordinated legacy donation. Bill was a bobbin lace artist and was a dear friend to the gallery for many years. Through his legacy donation, he left a long-lasting impact on the gallery and its future, and you can too!

Whether your passion is arts education, Michigan artists, or providing a permanent cultural facility in Lansing, your contribution is to an established legacy of programming in our community. You may support Lansing Art Gallery through estate planning such as endowments, bequests, trusts, charitable gift annuities, stocks, and property. With the assistance of your financial planning advisor, a gift may go toward programming, operations, or another earmarked initiative.

How do legacy gifts help and support Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center?

At Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center, legacy contributions support endowments, trusts, stocks, property, programming, operations, and more. A legacy donor’s passion can be in arts education, Michigan artists, or aiding with the establishment of a permanent cultural facility in Lansing for the gallery, as contributions are for an established legacy of programming in the Lansing community.

Are there other ways to support Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center?

Those who wish to support the gallery in other ways may join our Donor Circles, become a Friend of the Gallery, or simply become a member today.

For more information or to talk about leaving a legacy, please contact Executive Director Michelle Carlson at 517-574-4521 or michelle@lansingartgallery.org.