Public art of the week

Dustin Hunt


Dustin Hunt, one of Lansing’s prolific muralists, has been busy bringing a burst of color to Lansing’s westside neighborhood. A couple of weeks ago, bright, cheery faces of children began appearing on a mural Hunt is painting at Scribbles and Giggles Childcare Center and preschool at 609 N. Verlinden St., an old grade school.

The mural is one of many that Hunt has completed across the city since  2019, when he was awarded a city grant. He has completed themed murals at the corner of Grand Avenue and Cedar Street; at the downtown Capital Area District Library; on a parking ramp on Cedar south of Cesar Chavez Avenue; and at downtown’s Salus Center.

As his work continues, check out his scribbles and curlicues on the southern wall. They appear to be scrawls or Egyptian cuneiforms, but they provide directions for his brush strokes, which will become massive, realistic photo-like art on the new mural.

Hunt has formed the company Muralmatics. Visit


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