The natural beauty of the Lansing River Trail will be accentuated with some human-made aesthetic this summer.
The Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center is bringing back ArtPath from June 1 to Aug. 21. With roughly 20 unique art installations along 3 miles of the trail from REO Town to Old Town, the 2021 exhibit will allow visitors to have the chance to enjoy the talents of and speak directly with Michigan artists.
ArtPath Artist Talks will present an opportunity for the community and gallery members to gather safely at various sites along the trail and engage with the art and artists. The bridging of the gap between artist and audience allows people to directly interact with the creators of their favorite pieces. People will also be encouraged to try their hand at various crafts themselves.
Community members are invited to make the experience immersive and bring their own seating and supplies for when inspiration strikes — not to mention having the benefit of nearby expertise from local artisans. ArtPath will also feature Art Adventures along the trail for people of all ages and abilities. Activities will be safely and enthusiastically planned, including music making, scavenger hunts and much more.
Those who wish to participate in guided activities are expected to wear a mask and maintain proper physical distancing from others. To learn more about ArtPath 2021, or to explore the many Michigan artists who will be in attendance, check out its website and Facebook page.
Since 1965, the Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center has provided the area with a permanent gallery for Michigan artists. The gallery offers artisans a place to showcase their work and be in fellowship with their likeminded peers.