© 2023 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Public Media from Michigan State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
WKAR Special Events

2018 East Lansing Art Festival

Bird eye view of festival
Amanda Pinckney
WKAR at the 2016 East Lansing Art Festival.

Sat. May 19 – Sun. May 20 in  Downtown East Lansing | Join WKAR at the 2018 East Lansing Art Festival! 

Join us at the WKAR tent at the East Lansing Art Festival! Come over and say hello; kids can grab a WKAR color-changing pencil! Curious Crew will be on-hand to lead a science-based art project on insects!

More info at elartfest.com

The East Lansing Art Festival debuted in 1964 as Greenwich Village Days, a sidewalk art sale designed as a project for a student advertising club at Michigan State University. Later, the ELAF was presented as an event to spark interest in downtown East Lansing as a premier place to shop.

In the 54 years since, the Festival has morphed into a major community undertaking that presents hundreds of artists and craftspeople, attracts tens of thousands of visitors, and requires year-round efforts from hundreds of volunteers.

The Festival is located in downtown East Lansing, on Albert Ave. between M.A.C. Ave and Bailey St.  

Parking is available in all City of East Lansing Parking Ramps, and available metered spaces. Special Event Parking Rates will be available in the Charles St. and Division St. Parking Ramps. Please access these ramps from Grand River Ave.  Regular parking rates will be charged in all other locations.

Did you know that 40% of Michigan third graders have trouble with reading? Join WKAR in our efforts to increase youth literacy. Every donation of $60 or more provides a reading kit to a child in our community, and funds another year of local journalism. Donate today!