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Posted on: April 7, 2016

[ARCHIVED] East Lansing Art Festival Receives MCACA and MI Touring Grants

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) recently was awarded a Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) grant totaling $12,375 and a Michigan Arts and Humanities Touring grant totaling $540.

The grant funding will help support the ELAF — a two-day arts and cultural event that takes place on the weekend preceding the Memorial Day holiday weekend each May in downtown East Lansing. Ranked as one of the top 100 art festivals in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine, ELAF brings almost 200 renowned artists and an estimated 70,000 art lovers to mid-Michigan each year. The festival is a rite of spring in the region and is known for exhibiting the highest caliber fine art and fine craft from across North America. This year’s festival will take place May 21-22.

"These grants make it possible for us to continue to provide a high-quality festival to the community, featuring arts and cultural enrichment for visitors of all ages,” said ELAF Director Michelle Carlson.

The MCACA peer review process allows for each grant application to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals. This ensures the taxpayers, who support this project through legislative appropriations, and all other visitors or residents in Michigan will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences. A complete list of grant awards around the state is available by contacting MCACA at (517) 241-4011 or by visiting

For more information about the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, visit or call (517) 241-4011. To learn more about the Michigan Humanities Council and the Michigan Arts & Humanities Touring Program, visit or call (517) 372-7770.

Visit online for additional information about the East Lansing Art Festival.

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