Lansing’s Old Town has become a haven for the city’s artistic community over the years. This week, the Old Town arts and business communities welcome a big catch. One of the area’s most prominent artists, Craig Mitchell Smith, has moved his glass works gallery from a prime spot in the Meridian Mall in Okemos to a new spot in Old Town Lansing.
This weekend, the blues will flow like muddy water through the streets of Lansing's Old Town, as performers from around the U.S. will take the stage at Old Town's Bluesfest. One of the acts playing this weekend is Matchette and Frog.
The makerspace in Lansing, located in Old Town's Temple Building, is a community workshop where people can share tools and concepts, according to Brian Adams the board president of the Lansing Makers Network.
Over 100-years ago it was a church, its stairwell under the feet of countless young brides as they stood at the top and tossed their bouquets. Decades later, it was nightclub that laid claim to hosting some of the biggest national acts to come through Lansing. Then it was empty sitting unused. But not anymore.
There are some new tenants using Old Town’s Temple Building. Current State’s Becky McKendry took a trip to see just who’s been occupying the space.