Festivals bring in fundraising and new people to Old Town

By Sakiya Duncan
Old Town Lansing Times Staff Reporter

Old Town host an assortment of events and festival. These festivals are part of the reason Old Town is staying on the map. The biggest festivals Old Town host are Scrapfest, Oktoberfest and Festival of the Moon and Sun. Austin Ashley, executive director at the Old Town Commercial Association gave insight on exactly what goes into these festivals. “We actually work really closely with  a lot of  the design shops down here to get the initial art work and designs for our festival posters and our interns take that and produce the collateral work from that,” said Ashley.

Team members assemble for the Annual Old Town Scrapfest

Victoria Bowles

Old Town Lansing Staff Writer

Team members assemble for the annual Old Town Scrapfest

OLD TOWN LANSING — The Old Town Commercial Association is accepting team applications for those willing to transform 500 pounds of scrap metal into a work of art. The Old Town Scrapfest will begin on May 31, and after collecting 500 pounds of scrap metal, teams will have two weeks to complete their sculpture, said Louise Gradwohl executive director of the Old Town Commercial Association. David Such, the creator of Old Town’s Scrapfest who has a passion for art, said his brother who made art form scrap helped inspire him. I had an older brother who made art from scrap, Such said, I thought Scrapfest would be a great opportunity for Old Town to make some art. The Business of Scrap

David Such approached us and asked if we would be willing to sponsor the event, and it was a great opportunity, said Michael Bass of Friedland Industries.