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We serve as a catalyst
for community transformation
through quality arts programming

Sushi Night with Chef Stuart Christoff

UrbanBeat is offering a new monthly culinary experience with celebrity Chef Stuart Christoff, Mixologist Andrea Valerio, and Chef Matt Jones. Our kick-off features Sushi and is sure to delight.  Includes craft cocktail, passed appetizers, two hot and cold Japanese-inspired charcuterie displays, presentation (origin & etiquette), demonstration (choosing ingredients & cooking, cutting and rolling technique), rolling stations to make your own, more sushi, and live music by Clique Vocals duo Dan & Kelly. You won’t go hungry!

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1ST

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Artwork by

Bruce Thayer &
Ilene Curts-Thayer

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Artist reception Friday, November 4th
from 5 PM to 8 PM at MICA Gallery

Check out our current exhibition, submit your artwork or see our space guidelines for rental.

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Forget what ails you, let art in:

Terry Terry receives 2022 Jazz Award

Terry Terry was honored by the Jazz Alliance of Mid-Michigan (JAMM) for his contributions to jazz at their annual awards tribute held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at UrbanBeat in Old Town, Lansing.

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SEE FULL RELEASE

MAKE AN IMPACT!

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Volunteering is a great way to go behind the scenes, develop new skills, meet new people, help the community and have fun!
MICA currently has openings for coordinator and docent roles. We expect our volunteers to perform their duties efficiently, demonstrate commitment to the MICA objective: create an experience so that the general public will be interested in coming back next year, HAVE FUN, SMILE and BE COURTEOUS.  As a volunteer, you are an ambassador for MICA.
Click "See more" or visit the Volunteer tab to sign up!
Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Each September, Michigan BluesFest brings top local, regional and international acts, plus thousands of fans, together to celebrate the Blues.

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Each August, MICA transforms the streets of Lansing’s Old Town into a venue for one of the largest, most diverse, and longest-running jazz festivals in Michigan.

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The 93rd Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition continues a rich legacy of showcasing the work of Michigan artists, from talented beginners to accomplished professionals. A competitive show, the Michigan Contemporary presents a look at the issues, themes, and materials inspiring today’s Michigan artists.

Exhibition Dates: October 6 through November 30, 2022

Deadline for entry is July 29, 2022

SECOND SHIFT FILM

This Emmy-nominated documentary, and associated book and curriculum, tells the inside story of Lansing’s “Keep GM” movement.

TURNER PARK PLACE

This joint project served as a model, anchor and spark for the redevelopment of Old Town by early urban pioneers.

MICA BOARD

Terry Terry

Tammy Slavik

Tom Cathey

David Barr

Brandon Leathers

Sarah Eyde

Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art (MICA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves as a catalyst for community transformation through quality arts programming. Grants, donations, sponsorships and other revenues support art and artists.

BURNING DESIRES

Each Valentine’s Day weekend, MICA curates an afternoon of love-themed poetry, music and theatrical acts from across the country.

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Request for Submissions: Arts Council

Young Creatives Billboard Project

Seeking Educators To Promote Local Student Artworks

The Arts Council of Greater Lansing is honored to partner once again with Adams Outdoor Advertising for our 2022 Young Creatives Billboard Project for Greater Lansing educators and their students.

 

From March 1-31, 2022 (National Youth Arts Month), the Arts Council will showcase the art of six area youth artists on Adams' digital billboards, allowing their artwork to be viewed by thousands of residents on their daily travels. Check out the 2021 billboards here.