Ranked as one of the top 100 fine art festivals in the nation, this event, held on the streets of downtown East Lansing, features a full array of art, activities, music, food and workshops including the following:
- An exhibition and marketplace featuring original artwork by hundreds of artists from across the nation
- An emerging artist program highlighting the work of up-and-coming artists
- Free arts activities for all ages
- A unique food court featuring favorite local restaurants, caterers and food trucks
Several acts will perform on the Main Stage at Ann Street Plaza, M.A.C. and Albert Ave., E. Lansing. Highlights include An Dro, Lights & Caves, Rodney Whitaker & Soul R Energy.
There will also be performers on the Busking Stage and the Children's Stage. Make sure to check out the complete performance schedule!
Don't miss the special festival kickoff performance of Triple Lindy on Friday night at the Main Stage from 7 - 9 p.m.
Live art & poetry
New to the festival this year are live art demonstrations at the City Studios, in the parking lot north of City Hall on Abbot Road to be held throughout the festival.
Also in the demonstration area on Saturday, May 16, 2 p.m. the Poetry Action Network and the East Lansing Street Art Commission will present a live poetry reading and Poetry Attack.
Come Join the Fun
The festival runs from morning to night on both Saturday and Sunday, offering you plenty of time to see and enjoy all the festival has to offer.
Dates: May 16 - 17, 2015
Hours: May 16, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. -- May 17, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: downtown East Lansing, Mich.
Parking is available in all City of East Lansing parking garages. Park & Ride is offered by CATA. The CATA shuttle will bring you to the festival.
The MSU Spring Arts and Crafts Show is held the same weekend on the campus of MSU but is not part of the East Lansing Art Festival - It is a separate event produced by the Michigan State University Activities Board (UAB). For more information call the MSU UAB at 517.355.3354 or e-mail at