2018 FESTIVAL May 19-20


Saturday, May 19, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, May 20, 10am - 5pm
Downtown, East Lansing, Michigan

ELAfter Dark Concerts
May 18 & 19, 7PM
Ann St. Plaza, corner of M.A.C. & Albert Aves.

The Festival is located in downtown East Lansing, on Albert Ave. between M.A.C. Ave and Bailey St.  

Parking is avialable in all City of East Lansing Parking Ramps, and available metered spaces.  Special Event Parking Rates will be avialable in the Charles St. and Division St. Parking Ramps.  Please access these ramps from Grand River Ave.  Regular parking rates will be charged in all other locations.


People's Choice Purchase Award: Festival goers are invited to vote for their favorite of five juror-selected art pieces from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Festival goers can keep an eye out for the People’s Choice Award Nominee signs at the artist booths or stop by the ELAF information tents (M.A.C.-Albert intersection and Albert-Division intersection) for a list of all of the nominees’ booth locations.  The piece with the most votes will receive the People’s Choice Award (formerly the City of East Lansing purchase award) and will be purchased with funding support from the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority and the City’s Percent for Art Fund. 

Pop Up Gallery: Festival goers are invited to peruse City of East Lansing purchase award winners from previous festivals at a pop-up art gallery displayed in the former Douglas J Salon space inside the East Lansing Marriott at University Place. The pop-up gallery will be open during festival hours.  

Art Lab Take a first look at the new MSU Broad Art Lab and explore the inaugural exhibition Mining the Collection, curated by the MSU Art History Association and students with an interest in museum studies. Get taste of what’s to come in this experimental space with a rotation of activities ranging from pop-up conversations to adult art-making workshops and offerings from local vendors.
Open during festival hours and in located on the corner of Bailey St. & Grand River Av., adjacent to the Food Court. Learn more here.

Sensory: A Project Architecture Installation
Sensory is an installation that combines structure and scent to transform an ordinary street intersection into a creative experience. This creative structure demonstrates the capacity of contemporary architecture to transform space and captivate public imagination. Look for Sensory in the intersection of Albert Ave. & Charles St.

We Love Our Volunteers!

VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP is now open.  Sign up by May 15 to receive a free festival t-shirt. 

Thank you for donating to the East Lansing Art Festival Foundation.  All donations support the programming of the East Lansing Art Festival and are tax-deductible.