The Arts Council of Greater Lansing, in partnership with Adams Outdoor Advertising, is excited to announce the launch of its 2019/2020 “Art in the Sky” billboards, featuring the work of six Greater Lansing area artists.
Now in its 10th year, the billboard program has afforded the Arts Council the opportunity to form a successful collaboration with Adams Outdoor Advertising along with partnerships with multiple member artists from across the Tri-County region. Together, they provide a collective body of diverse public art to the area while marketing the artists’ own individual entrepreneurial pursuits.
“These billboards have become a staple in our region and provide a rare opportunity for our artist members,” said Arts Council interim executive director, Meghan Martin. “The scale of the artist’s work gives them a definite sense of pride and allows it to be seen by not only our community travelers but also visitors to our region,” Martin said.
The “Art in the Sky” billboards will feature each artist’s work individually for two months on multiple boards throughout Greater Lansing and beyond, following a two-week splash of all six artist billboards that will begin this week.
More than 35 Lansing-area artists submitted work for consideration for the 2019/2020 billboard program. The six final pieces were chosen through a careful scoring process by an esteemed panel of judges. This year’s awardees include regional artists Sheri Munce, Barb Hranilovich, Daniel J. Hogan, Candace Farmer, Svitlana Martynjuk and Michelle Detering.
“This program not only highlights the great work our artists are generating, it is also making art available to all, which is an important component of the Arts Council’s mission,” said Martin. “The billboards add to the expansion of the creative placemaking movement that is growing the arts scene and the arts community in Greater Lansing.”
To date, the Arts Council’s “Art in the Sky” initiative has featured the works of nearly 70 individual artists, bringing art to the masses via the medium of outdoor advertising. To see this year’s billboards and to learn more about the “Art in the Sky” program and artists, visit the Arts Council’s website at lansingarts.org.
About the Arts Council of Greater Lansing
Founded in 1965, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing exists to support, strengthen and promote art, culture and creativity in the capital region. For more information, visit www.lansingarts.org.