Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper Walking Tour presented by Downtown Lansing, Inc.
When the virtual day is done, we invite you to join us in a live adventure, connecting with areas around downtown Lansing! With the help of our Creative Placemaking Summit partners, Downtown Lansing, Inc. (DLI), presentations and opportunities to interact with art in a physically-distanced way have been made available to all who can attend. Creative placemaking has an innate way of connecting us not only with our community, but with each other. See lighter, quicker, cheaper projects you might want to try in your neighborhood. You are free to join in on scheduled activities or choose a path of your own. See what we have planned for you!
Free Parking is Available!
3:30-5:30 pm: Guided Art Tour
Meet at ARTery Alley (behind Dominos 234 S. Washington Sq., Lansing), and DLI’s Siso Dhladhla will lead a tour across downtown, highlighting the many art features that capture the stories and talent of our community. The tour will end at Brian Whitfield’s newly-completed mural located at the new Capital City Market at 600 E. Michigan Ave., which will also be celebrating its grand opening.
3:30-5:30 p.m. Pop-up Spaces to the Economic Power of Placemaking
Join DLI’s Cathleen Edgerly as she leads small groups (starting at 221 S. Washington Sq., Lansing) with approximately 15 minutes at each stop below. Or, go at your own pace and stop at locations of your choosing! You are welcome to "choose your own adventure" and stop by any of these spots:
- Projection Demo with Dominic Cochran and the Lansing Public Media Center 333 S. Washington
- Pop-up Patio Tips & Tricks with Beth Kuiper and Bob Rose of the Downtown Lansing Design & Public Spaces team, 234 S. Washington Sq. and throughout the 200 block. Participants will receive a “how-to” sheet to take back to their organizations and/or communities.
- ARTery Alley, Art Happening Live! Hear from mural artists from Lansing, Flint and Detroit in ARTery Alley, located at 234 S. Washington Sq. BONUS: Participants of all artistic abilities can add to the alley art with spray chalk and stenciled art!
- Iconic Places & Faces that Connect Community discussion with Jen Estill of Redhead Design Studios, 113 S. Washington Sq.
- Pop-Up Shop Experience with Barb Whitney and Katrina Daniels of the Lansing Art Gallery, 119 N. Washington Sq.
- Chalk Art & Rock the Block with the Nordes: Chalk Artists will be beautifying the river trail, and participants can join in some dancing as local businesses and artists have shifted during the pandemic to expand their business and classes into community spaces like Rotary Park!
- Food, Living and Art: Addressing Food Deserts and Adding a Sense of Place with Residential Amenities at the Capital City Market, featuring Keri Brown and artist Brian Whitfield, 600 E Michigan Ave.
- Live Pop-Up Performances will also be taking place between stops with Opportunity Arts affiliates and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra!
Please take precautions to keep yourself safe while mingling with the activities Downtown. Wear your mask, keep a safe physical distance from each other, wash those hands often and be sure to stay home if you’re under the weather!