Bottle Rocket

On August 14, 2015 a new public art sculpture, Bottle Rocket, was installed at the Impression 5 Science Center in downtown Lansing. Created through a joint collaboration by REACH Studio Art Center and Impression 5 (as well as with support from many other organizations, including the Arts Council of Greater Lansing), this large sculpture became … Continued

Break Free

Artist Tea Brown painted the mural “Break Free” under the Shiawassee Street bridge for ARTpath, a temporary outdoor art exhibit where art is showcased on bridge underpasses and other public spaces along a 3.5 mile stretch of the Grand River. The mural features large, colorful wings as its centerpiece, surrounded by an eye, the Michigan mitten with a yellow … Continued

Bridge Street Four

Throughout the centuries, art and music have served as a reflection of our culture. In early 2014, the City of Grand Ledge Downtown Development Authority (DDA) purchased 4 metal sculptures created by Michigan artist, Robert Barnum that link the synergy between music and art. The DDA and the Grand Ledge Chamber of Commerce held a … Continued


A metal sculpture by St. Johns artist Dace Koenigsknecht. It comprises three panels that represent the past, present and future of DeWitt and incorporates images of the river, rapids, a mill, a train and an awning. The art piece was created as part of the LEAP Public Art for Communities grant program.

Broad Art Lab

The MSU Broad Art Lab opened its doors directly across Grand River Avenue from the famous Eli and Edythe Broad Museum.  Funded with a $5 million dollar gift from the Michigan State University Credit Union – this 5 year pilot project welcomes the MSU and greater Lansing community to experiment with them as they break … Continued

Butterfly Effect

If you made it out to the Old Town Commercial Association ScrapFest this year (and you should have!) then you’ve already seen The Butterfly Effect. A beautiful nine foot metal arbor created by the team Artistic Iron, it boasts over 80 metal butterflies among it’s winding metal vines, roots and branches. It won both the First Place … Continued

BWL Fountain

The grand two-story lobby of the Board of Water and Light houses a ceramic fountain, one of multiple sculptures in the building by Clivia Calder. This particular sculpture shows two girls grooming themselves, while their placement between two flanking metal stairs helps create a graceful interpretation of the machines found elsewhere in the plant. (Source: Michigan … Continued

Calliope’s Movement

Jeffery Laudenslager’s kinetic sculpture “Calliope’s Movement” was installed by the CATA – Captial Area Transportation Authority at the Capital Area Multimodal Gateway in East Lansing. Check it out the next time you’re catching the Amtrak Blue Water service to Chicago or boarding one of the intercity bus services on site.