Welcome to the Artist's Umbrella

Lansing's Premiere Variety Show

Providing art, love, and inclusivity for the city of Lansing.

Our Mission

The Artist’s Umbrella (AU) provides a welcoming, diverse, and safe environment for all artists under the umbrella. We want all artists, local and beyond, to have the chance to shine, be seen, and feel loved. We offer our audience a curated art experience, bringing people together while spreading love and creativity.


Our shows have been described as a "positive outpouring of love," and we work to spread that love out into the community. You can find us volunteering to make Lansing a more beautiful and artistic place.


We work hard to deliver a monthly show that provides art, entertainment, and creativity to Lansing.


We're committed to the Lansing art scene and building Lansing up in any way possible.

Upcoming Shows

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Check below to find information on our upcoming events. We’re a little more than a monthly show.

27 May 2022

Vibes in Bloom: The Artist's Umbrella Main Event

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Eden Rock, 205 S. Washington
Lansing, MI 48933 United States

Our monthly show provides art and entertainment from performers all throughout Lansing and beyond. Join us for an evening of art, community, and love. This will be our first outdoor show of the year! More information on performers to come. Doors at 7:00 (come browse local art vendors!) Show at 8:00 Tickets $20 (can purchase …

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02 June 2022

The Block Aid

5:01 pm - 11:00 pm

STOP! and detour your way through Downtown Lansing for the ultimate street festival to provide aid and support for Lansing’s downtown district and local businesses. Dance through the streets, sip on local drinks, tap along to the beats or grab a bite to eat while showing your LOVE for Lansing-based businesses along three blocks of …

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09 June 2022

THE Open Mic June

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
MICA, 1208 Turner Rd
Lansing, MI United States

Lansing has Open Mics but this is THE Open Mic. You've seen us pack a stage with some of the best talent in Lansing, now come share your talent in a more intimate setting. Bring your voice, your words, your instrument, your most genuine soul and share it with other like-minded artists and art lovers. …

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18 June 2022


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us as we help St. Johns celebrate the freedom to love and be loved! There will be LIVE entertainment, resources, food trucks, sidewalk shopping and more! The event will take place through downtown St. Johns.

24 June 2022

AU in Technicolor: Under the Rainbow '22

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Urban Beat, 1213 Turner Rd
Lansing, 48906

Our monthly show provides art and entertainment from performers all throughout Lansing and beyond. Join us for an evening of art, community, and love. This is our PRIDE show and we can't wait to celebrate the freedom to love and be loved! More information on performers to come. Doors at 7:00 (come browse local art …

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25 June 2022

Capital City Creatives Crawl

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join Greater Lansing artists, creators and makers for a city-wide studio/driveway sale on Saturday, June 25 2022, from 10am - 6pm. Shoppers will travel between homes and studios hosted by local artists and makers! Map and FULL participating artist list will be available after June 1, 2022. Participating Artists Include: Sara Pulver (Dear Ollie) Cedar …

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20 August 2022

Art Feast 2022

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Old Town welcomes artists and food trucks from around the state for a one-day free, art festival on Turner Street. This festival is quickly becoming a destination for emerging artists and welcomes thousands of attendees! Nearly 100 artists will line Turner Street in the heart of Old Town for the festival. There is truly something …

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Our Gallery

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Want a little preview of our shows? Browse the pics below. It’s almost like you’re there. Almost.

Our Team

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Meet the team of volunteers that make up the governing board of the Artist’s Umbrella.

Brandon Navin

Executive Director

Allison Spooner

Director of Content

Chelsea Navin

Director of Social Media

Roxy Hayes-Brown

Director of Arts & Production

Jacklyn Taylor

Assistant Director to Arts & Production

Josh Hayes-Brown

Financial Manager

Get in the Know! 

Through an honest, inclusive, and transparent environment, The Artist's Umbrella provides a safe space for all artists to express their creative abilities while delivering quality entertainment in downtown Lansing. Sign up to get the latest news about events, artists, and this amazing community.