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

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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.

MIGHTY UKE DAY RETURNS TO OLD TOWN LANSING!
• JUNE 24 - 26, 2022 •

After two years of online festivals, we are very pleased to announce that we are again able to hold Mighty Uke Day in person!

Registration is now open!

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Artwork by

Pam Harden

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

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.

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

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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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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.