When you look around the Lansing area, what do you see? Do you see what I see? Colorful murals, cool art installations and beautiful gardens dotting the landscape? And when you want to hear and experience music, film or theater, do you know where to go? Michigan State University campus offers the Wharton Center for Broadway shows, the Broad art shows speak to world wide issues and the Lansing Symphony is a cultural gem. Let's take a look at ALL the places that can enhance your senses and bring music and joy to our lives.

This week we’ll be focusing on all the great arts and culture that makes Greater Lansing so great!

Lansing Symphony Orchestra

This summer you can find the Lansing Symphony performing concerts on the lawn at MSUFCU. But they'll be back at the Wharton on October 7th and will bring us our favorite music and concluding the season in mid-May. 

Movie Theatres

Find the latest movie releases, some Film Festival options and more at one of Greater Lansing’s multiplex cinemas.
Studio C! is located by the Meridian Mall and not only can you see the latest movies but they have great food options like pizzas, handhelds and a great kids menu. Alcohol is also served.
NCG Eastwood Cinema has multiple screens plus an Extreme Screen. This theatre complex is located on the north side of Lansing at Eastwood Towne Center. Find first run movies and Sensory Friendly showings once a month.
Celebration! Cinema and IMAX are located on Lansing's south side with 20 screens including the IMAX® Experience and DBox. Kick back in luxury power recliners in all auditoriums.

Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Whether you’re looking for touring Broadway shows (think Dear Evan Hansen or Hamilton or Wicked) or a symphony orchestra, single night performances or guests, look no further than Wharton Center on the campus of Michigan State University.

Lansing Community College Sculpture Walk

LCC has never looked more beautiful and engaging. Strolling through the campus lets you discover the Red Ribbon in the Sky, Elementary (the giant pencils,) Write On! (giant typewriter keys) and more. Even the bike racks are clever. Designed and produced by alumni, faculty and students, it’s a nice stroll when you’re in downtown Lansing.

ArtPath 2021: Public Art on the Lansing River Trail

Find 20 art installations from Michigan artists dotting the Lansing River Trail between Old Town and REO Town. This is the fourth year for ArtPath where the Lansing Art Gallery has partnered with the city.

REACH Studio Art Center

Located in REO Town, this is a wonderful community resource offering options like art classes, studio time and connecting local artists in diverse fields with students..

Mount Hope Cemetery

Residents here include a multitude of Lansing pioneers and successful business owners. Mt. Hope Cemetery this a treasure trove of those who made Lansing what it is today plus those who fought in combat. Think Ransom Eli Olds, E.W. Sparrow, Civil War soldiers and also the graves 60 boys who died at the Boys Training School in Lansing.  1800 E Mt Hope Ave, Lansing

Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center

Located in downtown Lansing, the Lansing Art Gallery houses works from Michigan artists and offers classes, artist receptions and organizes and oversees ArtPath along the Lansing River Trail.

Elderly Instruments

Founded in 1972, Elderly Instruments is THE place that musicians go to for all kinds of stringed instruments. With a repair shop and a brisk online business, this is where Lansingites and folks from across the country go to for their premiere instruments.

Capital Area District Libraries

With 13 branches and a Mobile Library, they serve 23 different municipalities. Not only do they offer books, computer access, online resources and research help but also have the Library of Things. If you have a CADL card, you can check out a bus pass, a mobile hotspot, a ukulele and so much more.

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University

The Broad at MSU is a world class contemporary art museum with exhibits changing up frequently. They also have expanded and have the MSU Broad Art Lab, a place that artists or budding artists can come together for learning, experimenting and hosting events.

Won’t you join us in supporting our local attractions and businesses this summer? It’s been a tough road for them and it’s time for Lansing residents to step up, keep your dollars local and support them. Why not plan a #LoveLansing-focused outing and get to know all the fun and entertaining places that the Lansing area has to offer?

ENTER TO WIN!

The Greater Lansing CVB has partnered with our friends at WLNS-TV 6 to offer a whole summer of fabulous giveaways! Enter for a chance to win tickets to top attractions and activities. Drawings will be held weekly from early June through July. Click here to enter and see a complete list of rules and details.