Former Lansing inn to become studio for graffiti artists


The Ingham County Land Bank is allowing artists from across the state and Chicago to turn a former Lansing inn into graffiti art.

Artists will work on the old Deluxe Inn from July 30 through Aug. 8 as part the Graffiti Art Project. It is to become a public gallery while the artists work - before the dilapidated building eventually is torn down.

The purpose of the project is to bring awareness to graffiti as a modern art form.

The Land Bank purchased the inn last year and plans to redevelop the property.

County Treasurer Eric Schertzing says he likes to think of the project as "creative destruction."