By Sheryl Levitt
Listen Up, Lansing Staff Reporter
On Oct. 8, a new piece of artwork was unveiled in downtown Lansing’s Stadium District. Now, when you’re driving down East Michigan Avenue, you will be greeted by a mural celebrating the Capital City. A $10,000 grant awarded to Downtown Lansing Inc. by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership made the project possible.
The mural is located near the intersection of East Michigan Avenue and South Cedar Street, along the top on the east-facing side of Duke’s Saloon. According to Downtown Lansing Inc. and a traffic report conducted by the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, roughly 20,000 cars pass the location each day.
Downtown Lansing Inc. held a competition to determine who would create the mural. Mathew Sharum, of MAS Murals LLC in Dearborn was the chosen winner. Sharum has also worked on murals for the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, Detroit’s Whole Foods Market, and Cliff Bell’s jazz club in downtown Detroit.