Discovering talent in all, Great Lakes Artworks promotes unique artists

By Jasmin Rojo
Old Town Lansing Times staff writer

OLD TOWN LANSING- Great Lakes Artworks hosted Wake Up Old Town, a monthly event to communicate with other businesses last Friday. The gallery

Located in Old Town, Lansing, Great Lakes Artworks is a business dedicated to art that’s expanded throughout the years. With a wide variety of arts such as ceramics, pottery, photography and jewelry. 

“We have 25 artists right now,” said Sandi Lister, financial director of Great Lakes Artworks. “We’re always looking for more artists with unique styles.”

Though her duties are to deposit money, calculate each store item and pay the store bills, Lister also promotes her own  jewelry. “A friend of mine and I started making jewelry as a hobby,” Lister said.

Wake Up Old Town brings together local businesses

By Juliana Moxley
Old Town Lansing Times staff reporter

Old Town Lansing — If you’re an early riser, Wake Up Old Town is the perfect opportunity to network and discover new ways to effectively run a business in today’s economy. Wake up and network

Wake Up Old Town is held at 9 a.m. on the first Friday of every month at an Old Town business and is open to anyone. The location of Wake Up Old Town rotates every month to a new store; this month’s venue was Great Lakes Artworks, located on E. Grand River Avenue. Great Lakes Artworks board member Richard Lott said Wake Up Old Town is a networking opportunity for people with businesses in Old Town and for those who might have an interest in the Old Town Commercial Association but aren’t currently part of it. “It’s a chance to meet other owners and you find out how they’re doing and how they’re doing it — then you can apply that to your own business,” Lott said.