Downtown Lansing

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.

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. 

Lansing Art Sculpture
Courtesy Photo / Community Foundation

A roundabout sculpture is being built in Downtown Lansing, but they want the community to decide on which design is best. The Community Foundation has finalized a list of four different sculptures that are meant to represent the community’s unique identity.

Lansing Bike Party photo
Katie Cook / WKAR

The City of Lansing is proposing a bike path from Grand Avenue in downtown Lansing to the east side of the Frandor area. WKAR’s Katie Cook reports.


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.

Draft of the Adado Riverfront Park Plan.
Courtesy / Arts Council of Greater Lansing

After more than four years of planning, the Adado Riverfront Park stage project in downtown Lansing has completed phase one. WKAR’s Katie Cook has more.


Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

Lansing mayor Virg Bernero talked with Morning Edition host Brooke Allen about what's left for him to do before leaving on January 1, 2018. 

Michigan Vietnam Monument at night
Courtesy / Michigan Department of Military & Veterans Affairs

Thu., Nov. 2 from 12pm to 1pm at the Michigan Vietnam Monument | You're invited to join your community in paying respects to those who served and perished in the Vietnam War. 

On Wednesday night, four development firms presented their plans to transform the current space occupying Lansing city hall across the street from Michigan's State Capitol. 

Karel Vega / WKAR-FM

Lansing is steadily becoming more diverse. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the rate of people living in the city who identify as two or more races rose by over 62-percent between 2000 and 2010.