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East Lansing Artwork Pageant returns with comprehensive lineup, virtual offerings

EAST LANSING — The East Lansing Artwork Festival will return for its 59th year this month, bringing 171 artists downtown for the two-day celebration.

This year’s festival — a return to standard just after last year’s smaller event, which was postponed till August — will also feature live performances, a massive-scale floral art installation, and a demonstration area for methods which include pottery throwing and VR artwork program.

Heather Majano has run the pageant for a few decades now, by 2020’s totally on the web version and previous year’s half-sized lineup. She stated the staff is excited to be finished owning to pivot. 

People check out the artwork at the East Lansing Art Festival Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021.

However this year will have the entire-sized artist lineup, that would not indicate a comprehensive end to the on the web offerings. Solely digital programming involves poetry readings and artist interviews.

“We’ve uncovered a whole lot in the last two a long time, and we’re going forward,” Majano said.

Competition presents new artists booth experience 

For Morgan Patterson, this year’s competition will be her first as an exhibiting artist somewhat than as an attendee.