Lansing has a Mural and Street Art Scene and It’s All for You

The amount of hard work, creativity, and vulnerability it takes to present a piece of art on a large scale like murals and street art is massive.  These murals and art pieces around Lansing are beautiful gifts from some amazing artists – even some from around the world!

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In some ways, the effects of mural art on a city can be hard to directly calculate. However, the experience we have personally is tangible – it inspires, builds creative place-making, and develops a sense of community.

Simply put – Lansing’s art is for the people – us. Let’s get out and enjoy it!

Use Our Map and List to Find 41 Murals, Street Art, and Iconic Photo Spots Around Lansing

LANSING MURALS AND STREET ART

01. Lansing Media Center

Artist: Max Sansing

Where to Find it: 2500 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910

This futuristic and colorful work of art was a site of the Below the Stacks Mural Festival 2019. One of our team’s daughter said of the piece “Look he has ‘Frozen’ powers!” We love this piece for these great conversations it ensues and the awesome addition it is to a south side neighborhood.

Max-Sansing-Public-Media-Center-Mural

02. Cenntenial Building

Artist: Imagine

Where to Find it: 511 South Washington Avenue Lansing, MI 48933

Located directly across from the bus station this piece titled “All are Welcome – To Lansing, with Love from Nepal” is written in Nepali characters and a sweet message to our city where new beginings are able to happen and anything is possible.

Centenial-Building-Imagine-Mural

03. Pere Marquette Cooridor

Artist: Royyal Dog

Where to Find it: Directly behind 619 E. Michigan Ave Lansing MI 48912 (parking on Pere Marquette Drive)

Royyal Dog’s masterpiece is a painting of his wife. It’s absolutley stunning and a must-visit on foot to take in all of the detail.

Royyal-Dog-Pere-Marquette-Downtown-Lansing-Mural

04. Gillespie Red Building

Artist: Wing Chow

Where to Find it: 413 N Larch St. Lansing, MI 48912

This was a VERY cool piece to watch be created from start to finish. It’s last touches take it over the top with grand imagination and wonder.

Gillespie-Building-Wing-Chow-Lansing

05. Ahptic Productions

Artist: Werc

Where to Find it: 901 Cleveland St, Lansing, MI 48906

This is the work of what dreams are made of. Werc’s lion is LOVELY in pictures, and absolutely BREATHTAKING in person. When you go see this I recomend parking on Cleveland St. on the south side of Oakland so that you can see it from afar. To get a closer look you’ll need to cross the busy street and park on the north side of Oakland on Cleveland st.

06. Polka Dots Building

artist: Nanibah Nani Chacon

Where to find it: 1207 Turner Rd, Lansing, MI 48906

Nanibah graced our Lansing Old Town streets with this breathtaking mural after talking with many local northside residents and hearing their stories. It’s awe-inspiring and seeing it in person is spectacular.

Nanibah Chacon Mural Old Town Lansing

07. The Grid Arcade and Bar

Artist: Sentrock

Where to Find it226 E César E. Chávez Ave, Lansing, MI 48906

This is a very special peice for Lansing for many reasons but a stand-out is that it depicts that blood, sweat, and tears create something beautiful. So true of our resilient city.

Sent-Rock-Piece-Old-Town-Lansing

08. Old Town Vacant Lot

Artist: Muralmatics, and Redhead Design Studio

Where to Find it: 1115 N. Washington Ave, Lansing MI 48906  (Across from Elderly Musical Instruments)

This building has two projects in one.

01. This Stevie Wonder tribute piece is an extra special gem for my family not only because Stevie Wonder went to school just down the street at the School for the Blind, but my little cutie-pie was the photo model for artist, Dustin Hunt. Thanks, Dustin!

Stevie-Wonder-Tribute-mural-Old-Town-Lansing

02. To create a more vibrant spot in this portion of Old Town, Redhead Design Studio was commissioned to paint pieces to place on the building. We found them especially vibrant during the winter months when most of the areas trees are bare.

Redhead-design-studio-mural-project

09. Kean’s Store Co

Artist: Htown Ink

Where to find it: 406 S. Jefferson Street Mason, MI 48854

In person, you’ll love the beautifully whimsical feel this gives downtown Mason.

Instagram worthy pics Kean's Store Co HTown Ink

10. REO Town BWL Parking Lot

Artist: Sentrock

Where to find it: 1132 S. Washington, Lansing, MI 48910

World-renowned artist, Sentrock, placed his iconic bird on this building when AOTA occupied the space 2015.

Sentrock graffiti piece Reo Town Lansing

11. Elderly Instruments – Mural Wall

Where to find it: 1100 N Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48906

I bought my first instrument at Elderly Music – a violin. Walk through these nostalgic doors for breathtaking guitars and instruments or take pics by their mural wall.

Elderly Instruments Old Town Lansing Kids art

12. The Cadillac Room

Artists: Sydney G. James, Birdcap, Spiz, and Eufoe

Where to find it: 1115 S Washington Ave Lansing, MI 48910

Riverview Church was one of the sponsoring walls for Below the Stacks Mural Festival 2019. Four artists collabed on this large canvas. Two on the visiting artists on the east and two local artisits on the west portions of the wall. It’s an amazing piece all together but each person’s art speaks for itself.

Birdcap-Syndey-James

13. Hillbrook Park – Haslett

Where to find it: 1751 Lake Lansing Rd, Haslett, MI 48840

You can’t see the park from Lake Lansing road, but you can see the mural art piece. This is a fun mosaic placed on two walls of a shed in the parking lot. Take a pic then play.

Hillbrook Park Haslett lake lansing kids

14. American Fifth Spirits

Where to find it: 112 N Larch St, Lansing, MI 48912

The Love Lansing Mural is big and bold just like all of our love for this city!

Love-Lansing-Mural

15. Moores Park

Artist: Various unknown

Where to find it: 420 Moores River Dr, Lansing, MI 48910

There are all sorts of pics to be taken here besides the mural on the pavillion. Here’s a list: The round pool, the graffiti wall in the pavilion, the three stacks, the river trail, and the spiral stone zen garden. You’ll probably find something else awesome as well. When you do #lansingplays so we can join the fun too!

Moores-Park-Mural

16. REACH Art Studio

Artists: REACH Team, Students, Eufoe

Where to find it: 1804 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910

The REACH team has a beautifully unique garden in the back of their building making way for beautiful and cool pics of your kiddos and their mural pieces all at the same time.

REACH Art Studio Reo Town Lansing Kids Art Wall

17. Under the Bridge Project

Artists: Lights by BWL, art by Brian Whitfield

Where to find it: Under the 127 freeway on Michigan Ave between Frandor and East Side Lansing.

It was so cool seeing the lights at night for the first time! Now they, and the beautiful mural pieces underneath are a staple in our city as a coridor connecting Lansing and East Lansing in Frandor.

18. Under the Bridge MSU Campus

Artists: Various Unknown Artists

Where to find it: On Farm Lane & Auditorium Road just beyond “The Rock.”

This is a super fun place to take the kids on a walk. Street art spans the entire under part of the big bridge.

MSU Campus Graffiti Bridge Lansing Feature Image

19. Old Town Alley

Artist: 5 artists under the direction of REACH Art Studio

Where to find it: 1208 Turner Rd, Lansing, MI 48906 (behind Absolute Gallery next two Arts Council of Greater Lansing)

It doesn’t matter which end you start at – the art is beautiful and pics are grand.

Old Town Art Alley Murals art walk

20. Impression 5

Where to find it: 200 Museum Dr, Lansing, MI 48933

Endless great pictures and fun await you at I5. Some of my favorite spots to take pictures of my boys are the water, nature, and light rooms as well as the building mural walls and sun dial.

Impression-5-mural

21. Preuss Pets

Where to find it: 1127 N Cedar St, Lansing, MI 48906

The water fall and pond structure in the front entrance is reason enough to pick this place. Don’t forget about the Koi fish ponds, huge parrots and birds, tortoises, spiders, fish, and the list goes on. There’s also a really great full wall mural.

Preuss Pets Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

22. ARTPath – Basketball Court Mural

Where to find it: Elm Park – Lansing Riverwalk entrance near Gumps BBQ – 1105 River St, Lansing, MI 48912 (which is delicious, by the way.)

.A mural has been painted on the full basketball court. Kids love to run around on it like a maze.

ART-Path-basketball-court-mural

23. ARTPath – Wall Mural

Where to find it: Under the Shiawassee St. Bridge. You can find this by walking the Riverwalk trail from Rotary Park towards Old Town.

.A wing mural has been painted under the Shiawassee bridge on the Lansing Riverfront making a fun photo stop for all ages.

24. Cedar Street Art Collective

Artists: Eufoe, Spiz, Loopcut,

Where to find it: 1701 S. Cedar St. Lansing, MI 48910

A new collab pieceis now on the north wall of this fun creative space as an unofficial site of Below the Stacks Mural Festival.

25. Blue Owl // El Azteco Corridor

Where to find it213 Ann St Suite C, East Lansing, MI 48823

An awesome view awaits you as you walk from the parking garage to all of the fun stops in East Lansing. It’s a nice view as you sip yummy coffee from Blue Owl EL too!

Blue-Owl-El-Azteco-Mural-East-Lansing

26. Redhead Design Building

Artist: Tiffany McGillie

Where to find it: 1135 N Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48906

This textured beauty is small but packs a big punch of color and inspiration to Washington street.

PUBLIC ART PIECES AND ICONIC PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES

27. The Michigan State Capitol

Where to find it: 100 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933

Beautiful iconic building = beautiful iconic shots.

Michigan State Capitol Building Steps

28. Interactive Gear Head Structure: “Portrait of a Dreamer”

Artist: Ivan Iler

Where to find it: Where Michigan Ave and Museum Drive intersect. (As you turn to Impression 5)

This one is fun for all! You can turn the handle and watch the gears move.

Gear head Museum Drive Satue kids downtown lansing

29. Downtown Lansing Riverfront Peace and Love Signs

Artist: Ben Graham

Where to Find it: 325 City Market Dr, Lansing, MI 48912

These sign instulations are a great reminder to all passing by either walking, biking, and now just enjoying the new Rotary Park and Beach.

Downtown Lansing River Trail River Town Adventures

30. Sculpture Walk LCC Downtown Lansing

Where to Find it: You can start at any of the sculptures but the Gannon Building is a good place to start if you’re new to the area. 422 N Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48933

Taking this tour has 27 sculptures and doing this walk will make you see Downtown Lansing in a new, cool, and unique way. We did this for the first time last winter and had so much fun with the kids.

LCC-Sculpture-Walk-with-Kids-Downtown-Lansing

31. MSU Museum 

Where to find it: 409 W Circle Dr, East Lansing, MI 48824

The architecture at the MSU (Dinosaur) Museum is absolutely beautiful. Plus, they have fun exhibit changes throughout the year making this an ever changing experience. Plus, the kids will love the dinos, snakes and bear – Oh My!

MSU Museum Lansing Kids Dinos

32. Lighted Forest and Rotary Park Beach

Where to find it: 313 N Cedar St, Lansing, MI 48912

The much awaited Rotary park is here and it is even better than we imagined. The grounds are kept up by Lansing Parks and Rec so the sand is lovely to hang out in with your kids. Visit in the evening for the dreamy lighted forest and boat launch areas.

Rotary-Park beach lighted forest

33. On the River – River Town Adventures 

Where to find it: 325 City Market Drive, Lansing, MI 48912

The pictures are endless and the same goes for the smiles. Paddle down the river and take some beautiful shots. You might even see some turtles! BUT – don’t forget to pick up your waterproof pouch from River Town’s store before you go so your phone doesn’t get wet.

River Town Adventures Kayaking on the River Downtown Lansing

34. The Jumping Pillow – Uncle John’s Cider Mill

Where to find it: 8614 US-127, St Johns, MI 4887

Pics on the big pillow are adorable because the kids are having a blast! Try a pike or splits pic to get everyone laughing.

Uncle John's Cider Mill Jumping Pillow kids

35. Sparty

Where to find it: On MSU Campus where Beal street and Circle Drive intersect.

This can tend to be a little tricky – but look both ways and it will be so fun!

sparty msu campus statue kids

36. Scrap Fest Sculptures

Where to find it: Preuss Pets, 1127 N Cedar St, Lansing, MI 48906

Preuss Pets has several Scrap Fest pieces in their parking lot. One is super tall my kids think it looks like the BFG.

Preuss-Pets-Scrap-Fest-Sculpture

37. Fenner Nature Center

Where to find it: 2020 E Mt Hope Ave, Lansing, MI 48910

Fenner Nature Center has many a great photo to capture but they also have fun art installments on their trailhead.

Fenner Nature Center Lansing Kids

38. Eli & Edyth Broad Art Museum

Where to find it: 547 E Circle Dr, East Lansing, MI 48824

Pretty much anywhere you take a picture at or near this building is a winner. The fantastically creative architectural design lends itself to close ups, far away shots, and eclectic ideas like this one from their illusion/magic exhibit. Have fun!

Eli and Edyth Broad Art Museum Lansing East lansing Indoor Play

39. Granger Hill

Where to find it: 1745 Granger Meadows Ln, Lansing, MI 48906

Climb to the top of Granger Hill for a great view of the city and park. Your kids will love this birds eye view where you can capture a nice view of planes landing at the Lansing Airport.

Granger Park Hill Lansing Kids

40. Curwood Castle and Suspension Bridge

Where to find it: 224 Curwood Castle Dr, Owosso, MI 48867

A Castle tour = so much fun! Plus there’s other fun adventures do in Owosso. Coffee, great food, suspension bridge, boutique shops, and a FREE art museum next door.

Curwood Castle Owosso

41. ARTPath – Lansing River Trail

Where to find it: Turner Dodge House to Beech Street Bridge.

See and interact with art all along the Lansing River Trail. Thanks to Lansing Art Gallery, artists were chosen to create pieces along the path. Bike, walk, run, or kayak for all of this goodness rotating each summer.

Brenke-Fish-Ladder-Art-Path

See All the Art – Take All the Pics: Social Media Never Looked So Good

My true motive for this article is to encourage us all to get out on the town and see how awesome Lansing is and is becoming! From world-renowned street artists to our own home-grown innovators and artists, every day our city is becoming more and more fun to explore.

Artpath Old TOwn Lansing Art Gallery Kids interactive

The best part of getting out and taking pictures is that they are memories made as each spot offers something unique.

You could trek around to all of them in one day or take an entire year to explore and delve into each location. Don’t forget to snap a pic and #lansingplays when you post.

Oh, by the way, follow us @lansingfamfun on Instagram! We’d love to interact with you and share more ideas together on the road.