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New art exhibit on local food appeals to all the senses

Curating Roots photo
April Van Buren
The MICA Gallery's 'Curating Roots' exhibition runs through the end of October.

Between urban gardens and a wealth of farmers markets throughout the city, Lansing has developed a robust local food movement. Now, the Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art is exploring the city’s local food culture in a new exhibit that touches all of the senses.

Greater Lansing has a developed a robust local food movement in recent years. Urban gardens have sprouted up across the city, taking the place of vacant lots or unused green space. And the region now boasts over 20 different farmers markets across 14 cities.

A new exhibit at the MICA gallery in Old Town explores Lansing’s local food culture through art.

Current State’s April Van Buren visited the gallery for the show’s opening, which combined visual art and music with the culinary world.

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