Lansing's ArtPath reaches fundraising goal for fourth year

Public outdoor art gallery prepares for summer

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THURSDAY, May 14 — ArtPath, an annual public art project alongside the Lansing River Trail, has reached its $7,600 crowd fundraising goal for its fourth exhibition year. The creative initiative was crafted by the Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center with help from local artists and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

“Public art brings people out to public spaces and helps them better engage with those spaces and the community,” said Michele Wildman, senior vice president of community development with MEDC. “We are pleased to support this effort for the fourth year through our Public Spaces Community Places program.” 

Launching for 2021 starting June 1, ArtPath will utilize the funding to support self-guided tours for the public using a digital map, public meet and greets with featured artists and workshops that will help participants get in touch with their own creative side. Twenty locations with new pieces are planned to be added throughout neighborhoods including Old Town, downtown and REO Town. 

Since its debut in 2018, ArtPath has become a popular fixture in Lansing. Clever art installations by Michigan artists turn more than three miles of the Lansing River Trail into a sprawling, walkable outdoor gallery. One of ArtPath’s most stunning pieces is the portrait of George Floyd painted by Flint artist Isiah Lattimore. In 2020, more than 82,000 visitors walked through ArtPath. 

You can learn more about ArtPath, its artists and its 2021 schedule by visiting lansingartgallery.org/artpath.

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