This year, we are excited to offer limited edition 12" x 12" prints of "I Am Lansing," a mixed-media painting created by Steph Joy Hogan live during last year's Creative Placemaking Summit. The Arts Council has limited copies available for purchase and each is titled, numbered and signed by the artist. Shipping within the US is FREE when ordered with your tickets to the 2021 Summit!
We are seeking speakers, performers and ideas for the Creative Placemaking Summit 7, and we want to hear from you! Learn more and submit your proposal today. Deadline is Sept. 24,2021.
Last year, after months in the deep woods of the quarantine, we brought you a Creative Placemaking Summit that opened us all up to a new way of interacting and shed light on the importance of connection--something we were all missing. Now we are beginning to venture out, reclaim the landscape, meet face-to-face and recognize that reconnection is our path to healing, regrowth and revitalization.
what does it mean?
Everything has changed so much over the last year and a half, including how we look at and define things. The intricate wiring of technology allowed us to be together in new ways and proved that we humans are wired for connection. But now as we work to reconnect, we are learning that the transition looks and feels different for us all. The 2021 Creative Placemaking Summit is going to explore all of this. It's going to take a lot of reimagining and creativity, which will be challenging--but also magical and so exciting--and we want to do it together with all of you!
beginning the journey
We are in the process of designing the best experience possible for everyone involved. It will be carefully engineered and feature innovative speakers that will push you to think outside of your comfort zone--which is a good thing. There will also be music, art, celebration and a whole lot more. And...we are spreading it out to TWO half-days to give you more flexibility and to build in some in-person experiences in Downtown Lansing.
open up those calendars!
Make sure you save the dates for this year's summit. We want everyone there as we reconnect with creativity and ideas for making spaces that everyone loves to be in and around. So check off Oct. 20-21, 2021, and don't book another thing on those days!