July 2, 2022

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The Accomplished Art Purveyors

East Lansing Art Festival returns with full lineup, virtual offerings

EAST LANSING — The East Lansing Artwork Competition will return for its 59th 12 months this thirty day period, bringing 171 artists downtown for the two-day event.

This year’s competition — a return to ordinary after previous year’s scaled-down occasion, which was postponed right until August — will also feature live performances, a massive-scale floral artwork set up, and a demonstration place for methods which include pottery throwing and VR art software program.

Heather Majano has run the pageant for three years now, through 2020’s entirely on-line model and last year’s half-sized lineup. She mentioned the staff is psyched to be done getting to pivot. 

Though this 12 months will have the complete-sized artist lineup, that won’t necessarily mean a complete end to the online offerings. Completely virtual programming contains poetry readings and artist interviews.

“We have acquired a ton in the final two years, and we’re moving forward,” Majano said.

Pageant presents new artists booth experience 

For Morgan Patterson, this year’s competition will be her initial as an exhibiting artist fairly than as an attendee.