We're All For Freedom Of Expression But...

Art is subjective. With that being said, there are many ways to express yourself with art. Music, dance, sculpting, painting. And it's the painting that brings us here today.

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We've talked several times about local Lansing artists being commissioned to use their art to make murals on buildings in Reo Town...

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Old Town...

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East Lansing...

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But those artists were asked to do THAT.

What we have BELOW is vandalism.

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And the City of Lansing is asking for your help in figuring out what this is and who's doing it.

See It, Snap It, Send It

The City of Lansing Parks and Recreation Department is asking for the public's help in identifying this symbol and most importantly, who's been tagging our city trails with it.

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In addition to the trails and even Potter Park Zoo, they've tagged the Southside Community Center.

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Lansing Parks & Recreation Facebook

Again, we're all for freedom of expression. But paint on your own stuff. Graffiti is a wonderful form of expression. But not on public property. And definitely not on trails, community centers, and the zoo.

Someone has to clean that off of whatever it was painted on. And someone has to pay for that to be done.

Last but not least, you're not adding beauty. You're defacing things in place for the people of the community.

Here's How You Can Help

From Lansing Parks and Recreation:

If you have any information or spot the symbols while you are out and about, please upload a photo or give us information here: https://mi-lansing-cityoflansing.app.transform.civicplus....
The form only asks for a photo of the tagging you might find and a description of information (where you saw it, what time, etc.).

You do not have to give any personal information.
We thank you in advance for your help.

Lansing River Trail ArtPath 2021 Installations

For four summers now, the Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center has partnered up with the City of Lansing to bring us public art from Michigan artists along the Lansing River Trail. Here's a sneak peek of a few installations you can see at ArtPath 2021!

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