New mural unveiled in downtown Lansing

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.

Creativity pays in Old Town

By Sergio Martínez-Beltrán
Old Town Lansing Times staff reporter

When Terry Terry came to Old Town for the first time in the 1980s, the town was not as vibrant as it is today — not even close. It was a ghost town, Terry’s assistant Linda Burnham said. “In the early 1980s, this area was probably less than one percent occupied,” Burnham said. It was then when Terry decided to bring MessageMakers, his creative company, to Old Town Lansing. “Terry came to Old Town and bought a building here,” Burnham said.

Award ceremony to bring together local creators

By Marina Csomor
Ingham County staff writter

LANSING — Jennifer Middlin knows that mid-Michigan’s creative advertisers don’t always get the appreciation they deserve. But for one night every year, a local awards ceremony gives them their chance to shine. “What’s great about the ADDYs is it brings together a community that’s a little bit under-recognized,” said Middlin, the director for marketing and new media for Lansing-based firm CiesaDesign. “It’s a celebration of all things design, and that’s just a good thing to be a part of.”

Beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 23, the Mid-Michigan Creative Alliance will host its annual ADDY Awards in the Michigan State University Union, West Circle Drive, in East Lansing.