These funds along with arts grant funding underwrite the programming at ELAF. Artist and vendor fees cover administration costs for the event. The city of East Lansing provides some in-kind city services and office space for the festival, however the East Lansing Art Festival is a stand-alone event responsible for raising ALL its own funding. Your financial support is critical to keep this traditional event alive. You can donate online or contact the festival office for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org The festival also relies on hundreds of volunteers to produce this event - please consider joining our volunteer team!
Established in 1964, the East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) is a two-day outdoor celebration of culture and the arts held in the downtown city streets of East Lansing, Michigan. The ELAF is mid-Michigan's first major art show of the spring and kicks off the summer festival season. Known for featuring the highest caliber fine art and fine craft, this highly anticipated festival attracts tens of thousands of art lovers from across the region and beyond. Ranked as one of the top 100 fine art festivals in the nation, this non-profit community event features:
East Lansing is a charming University town with a wide variety of shops, restaurants, galleries and the beautiful Michigan State University campus across the street. The East Lansing Art Festival is produced by the East Lansing Art Festival Board of Directors under the auspices of the East Lansing Arts Commission and the City of East Lansing.
The East Lansing Art Festival is held annually on the weekend preceding Memorial Day holiday weekend. The festival operates 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday.
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 email@example.com