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


​Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art (MICA) is hosting the artwork of Grant Guimond in MICA Gallery. 


An Artist Reception will be held

during Arts Night Out • May 5 (Friday), 2023 from 5 to 8 pm. Please be our guest and meet the artist. MICA Gallery, 1210 Turner St., Lansing MI 48906.

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


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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Featuring renowned soprano Rachael Gates along with The Unity Trio of Jeff English on piano, Justin Valla on double bass, and Steve Edwards on drums, this hour-long performance happens on Sunday, March 5, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at UrbanBeat, 1213 Turner St, Lansing.

Come enjoy an eclectic mix of jazz, folk, and musical theater. In addition, a dinner menu is available.

All donations will benefit the suffering people of war-torn Ukraine.

Reservations are online only. A donation in any amount of $1 or more will serve as your reservation.

The Unity Trio
Jeff English, piano
Justin Valla, doub
le bass
Steve Edwards, drums


with Mykola Deychakiwsky, bandura

Doors at 2pm | Dinner menu available

All donations to benefit Ukraine



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.


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



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

Follow the link to join us live on Vimeo:


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.



Exhibition Dates: October 6 through November 30, 2022

Deadline for entry is July 29, 2022

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.



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


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

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.

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.

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