Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Kresge Arts in Detroit says 16 artists and two groups have received film and music fellowships and live arts fellowships.

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A summer exhibit that connects outdoor and indoor spaces while incorporating art and natural elements is kicking off in downtown Detroit.

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Courtesy photo / Grand Rapids ArtPrize

Organizers of the international ArtPrize competition in western Michigan are planning to hold the event every other year instead of annually.

Jamie Paisley

If you walk along Lansing River Trail over the next few months, you may see a few new objects along the way which catch your eye and maybe your ear. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley has more about Lansing’s new ARTpath.

This is the time of year when many of us pick out new books to read on summer vacation or visit the library with little ones home from school. In celebration of great books, WKAR invites you to take part in the Great American Read.


Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason  set social media abuzz immediately after his royal wedding performance last month. But many classical music lovers had already set eyes and ears on the talented English musician. WKAR’s Peter Whorf has more on Kanneh-Mason and his newest recording - 90.5 Classical’s New Release of the Month.


'Be A Tourist In Your Own Town' This Saturday

May 30, 2018

The popular event “Be a Tourist In Your Own Town” is back again this year. WKAR’s Katie Cook has more.



Roy Saper in 2016, with Hebron glass
Katie Cook / WKAR

For many businesses, hitting one full year can be a big milestone. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley sat down with one owner who just reached 4 decades of operating in East Lansing: Saper Galleries.

Detroit Institute of Arts / Facebook

Two collectors have donated a group of eight holograms created by artist Louise Bourgeois to the Detroit Institute of Arts.

East Lansing Art Festival Draws Crowds Once Again

May 21, 2018
East Lansing Art Festival 2018
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

A different location and a little bit of rain didn’t keep the crowds away from the East Lansing Art Festival this year.


East Lansing Art Festival Kicks Off Tonight

May 18, 2018
Picture of last year's festival.
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

The East Lansing Art Festival is this weekend, with live music starting tonight at 7:00.

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Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

WKAR's Scott Pohl talks with East Lansing Art Festival director Michelle Carlson for a preview of this weekend's event.

Lansing Symphony Live Broadcast On 90.5 Classical

May 11, 2018

Tonight at 8:00, WKAR 90.5 Classical and brings music listeners the first-ever live broadcast of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. Music Director Timothy Muffitt leads the program which includes the world premiere of MSU composer Zhou Tian's Trace, plus Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with soloist Llewellyn Sanchaez-Werner (2014 Gilmore Young Artist winner) and Mussorgsky/Ravel's colorful and thrilling Pictures at an Exhibition.

via Sanchez-Werner

With very little notice, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra has made a change to this Friday night’s Wharton Center performance in East Lansing. Earlier this week, WKAR’s Jamie Paisley spoke on the phone with the young artist who is filling in at the last minute: Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner.

Dr. Matthew Aubin photo
Courtesy photo / Dr. Matthew Aubin

On Saturday, the Jackson Symphony has their final concert of the year featuring two premieres of American works & and Czech composer inspired by America. WKAR’s Jamie Paisley sat down with JSO’s Dr. Matthew Aubin to get inside the music.