Art is all around us, and the Greater Lansing area is no exception. Take a stroll through any one of these surrounding neighborhoods to see bright, colorful street art, sculptures and a plethora of galleries, theaters and cultural events. Check out the list below for our picks of what not to miss in each of Lansing’s artsy districts.

REO Town Lansing

(1 mile from Michigan State Capitol) Originally home to the R.E. Olds Motor Company, today REO Town is thriving community where people meet to create, experience, and share art, food, and culture. The renovated streetscape on Washington Avenue is now home to a dynamic and diverse community of restaurants, retail shops, and professional services.

REO Town Lansing Events

Old Town Lansing

(1 mile from Michigan State Capitol) Old Town is Lansing's original downtown and boutique district. Known for its art and creativity, the neighborhood’s historic Victorian buildings are filled with galleries, dining, boutiques, specialty shops, parks and more. This is the place for exceptional customer service and that little something extra.

Old Town Lansing Events

Downtown East Lansing

(4 miles from Michigan State Capitol) In downtown East Lansing, located just across the street from Michigan State University, you'll find a lively atmosphere that is both upbeat and relaxed. With an eclectic mix of restaurants, retail shops, art galleries, and entertainment options. Whether you're a student or a professional, you'll love the convenience and energy of this thriving community. 

East Lansing Events

Downtown Lansing

Downtown Lansing is ever changing. Here you'll find a diverse array of entertainment venues and urban lofts springing up, creating a unique tapestry of experiences. From exclusive shopping to exquisite dining options, everything is conveniently located within walking distance of iconic landmarks like the State Capitol Building, prestigious higher education institutions, the lively Jackson Field hosting the Lansing Lugnuts, the scenic Lansing River Trail, as well as enriching museums, galleries, and theaters. 

Downtown Lansing Events

Planning a visit to one of these artsy communities? Find more information about Lansing’s ever-expanding art scene Art Aficionados.

Photography: Thomas Gennara (header image—in Old Town Lansing) and our #lovelansing community—a special thanks for their awesome imagery and social media posts.