Nelson Art Gallery photo
Courtesy photo / Nelson Art Gallery

A new retail art gallery opens Monday in Lansing. The Nelson Gallery is located in the former Liebermann’s storefront on South Washington Square.

East Lansing High School student, Alle Bazela holds a Friends-themed Monopoly game.
Alle Bazela

If you shop at some downtown East Lansing businesses in the next month, you might see photos on display taken by East Lansing High School students and staff.

They’re part of a community art exhibit focusing on the theme of “ELHS Family Strong,” or what has kept people going during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Siso Dhladhla

A local organization is working to highlight emerging ethnic businesses and artists in the area with curated pop-up shops in downtown Lansing.

LanArtBus was started this year with the goal of bringing attention to businesses owned by ethnic minorities and attracting customers who don’t usually venture into downtown Lansing.  

WKAR's Michelle Jokisch Polo spoke with Siso Dhladhla, the founder of LanArtBus and the organizer of these events. 

George Floyd mural photo
Barb Whitney / Lansing Art Gallery

A Lansing mural depicting George Floyd was defaced with white paint on Tuesday.

Flint sign over street
WKAR File Photo / WKAR-MSU

Artists from Michigan and around the world are painting 50 murals in Flint to refocus the city's image on art rather than the lead-tainted water crisis.

WKAR file photo / WKAR-MSU

A Detroit-area history attraction is seeking to raise $150 million to help bolster workforce development with digital and experiential learning tools and initiatives.

Downtown Grand Rapids
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The 10th international ArtPrize competition is kicking off its run in western Michigan.

Detroit skyline
haljackey / flickr creative commons

The Detroit-Wayne Joint Building Authority is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the dedication of the Spirit of Detroit sculpture.

Detroit Institute of Arts / Facebook

Newly expanded galleries dedicated to Asian art will debut at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

The art museum says the Nov. 4 opening of the galleries will feature special programs including a conversation with an artist and a concert.

Brian Kirschensteiner photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

If you’ve ever visited an art museum, you’re familiar with the small information signs posted next to the works on display. There, you’ll find the name of the artist, the title of the piece, and other information. At Michigan State University, the Broad Art Museum hopes to use new technology to provide a lot more than the basics.