When you invest in the ELAF – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises all of its own money – you directly support programs, events and activities that impact our community.

The East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) is celebrating 54 years of art and culture in 2017 and is ranked 9th of over 4000 fine art festivals in the country.  The ELAF is managed by an all volunteer Board of Directors and two part-time paid staff people. 

This year more than ever, we will invest in our community -- and we’re counting on you to do the same.  An investment in the ELAF, from sponsors like you, enriches the Festival experience for everyone and strengthens local efforts around creative expression.

Your gift, no matter the size, will have a lasting impact on the ELAF and our community in 2017 and beyond. Your donation helps to support festival activities:

•       Over 30 free live musical performances featuring local and regional talent
•       Fun, educational art activities for kids and families
•       An Emerging Artists Program, which cultivates new talent and provides a opportunity for new artists to
•       Artist Demonstration Area that features local artists, poetry readings and workshops

The East Lansing Art Festival offers businesses of all sizes excellent local and regional exposure to the tens of thousands we reach through our promotional efforts, as well as the 70,000+ who attend this event.

Please carefully consider joining us to make this important event possible for the community. We thank you in advance for your support.


The ELAF offers a variety of ways for business and individuals to contribute. We are grateful for your support and in return would like to shower you with some goodies.  See them here.