'12 Days Of Christmas' Art Event Series Hits Lansing

Updated: Dec 13, 2021

The 12-day art extravaganza culminates Christmas Day on ABC and CBS!

LANSING - In case the colorful lights, chilling snow, and empty stores haven't shown, it's the holiday season! Christmas spirit is abound through Lansing, and a stroll through Old Town or down the Washington Square would cure any forgetfulness.


But, true to Lansing, Art makes everything that much better. No different in the holiday season! You certainly recall Christmas crafts at school and home. All of the amazing entertainment across your television, being cemented by the coldest of nature's beauties - snow. The wintertime hot drinks and memories with loved ones that locked in a favorite time of year for many.


Would anyone like to, say, combine them all?


Don't worry. It's already being done ... in fact it's already here! Opportunity Art's proudly presents '12 Days Of Christmas: an Art Event Series' to the Capital Region. Poetry, music, visual art and displays, performances, photography, themed art classes, and so many other forms of art all wrapped in a special 12-day long present, and gifted to us by Opportunity Arts. The showcase will culminate with a beautiful holiday concert set to air on ABC (53, WLAJ) and CBS (6, WLNS) Christmas Eve at 11pm est.


Opportunity Arts, the team behind the art extravaganza, is a local arts company focused on pushing the arts community forward by working alongside some of the most talented artists in the state of Michigan, providing them, as well as art businesses, with services crucial to their growth. At the helm is owner Mike Marriott, an arts promoter and current co-chair of the Mayor's Art and Culture Commission For The City Of Lansing, MI. Mike is quoted as saying, “My team & I at Opportunity Arts have put together a bunch of different Holiday themed art events that our local community can enjoy while celebrating the season,” and went on to explain: “We are also excited to showcase the amazing artistic talent that will be on display throughout the festivities.”


The series and events will both be at ticketed prices, set forth based on the event. It begins Monday, December 12th, and you can check out the details to the entire holiday season slate below (courtesy of Opportunity Arts site):


Monday, December 13th – 7pm - $20.00

Monday Night Masterpiece with Sarah Renee Sanders – The Lighter Side of the Holidays:

Sarah Renee Sanders, the owner of Contrasted Content, holds an Art History Degree from Lansing Community College and will be discussing the lighter side of Holiday Art through the years.

Location: The Opportunity Arts Artitorium at Cedar Street Art Collective (1705 S. Cedar Street in Lansing)


Tuesday, December 14th – 7pm - $25.00

Songs of the Season with Opportunity Arts:

Songs of the Season, performed in the beautiful Turner-Dodge House Ballroom. This live Holiday concert will feature internationally acclaimed vocal performers Stephano Andreotti & Sarah Elizabeth Wallace, with esteemed pianist Liudmila Bondar. The event will be recorded for television with a live audience and air on Christmas Eve at 11:00pm as a simulcast on CBS 6 WLNS & ABC 53 WLAJ, on Christmas Day at 2:30am on CBS 6 WLNS and at 6:30am on CW-5 ELAJ. In partnership with the Turner Dodge House, and the City of Lansing. Tickets available at https://parksonline.lansingmi.gov/.../webtrac.../splash.html Search Activity #136008.

Location: The Turner Dodge House - 100 E. North St. in Lansing


Wednesday, December 15th – 5:30pm - $25.00

Ornament Painting with Autumn Hopkins:

Bring the kiddos to paint & take home Holiday Ornaments with Michigan State University Alumni, the 2021 Ralf Henrickson Award Winner & Second Overall Top of the Town Artist Autumn Hopkins.

Location: “Santa’s Workshop” (The Opportunity Arts Artitorium at Cedar Street Art Collective - 1705 S. Cedar Street in Lansing)


Thursday, December 16th – 5:30pm - $25.00

Pictures with Santa at Santa's Workshop:

Avoid those lines at the mall. Come and get your kiddos pictures taken with Santa. Photo packages available via photographer Michaela Clark. Attendees will receive 3-5 Digital Images to share throughout the Holidays.

Location: “Santa’s Workshop” (The Opportunity Arts Artitorium at Cedar Street Art Collective - 1705 S. Cedar Street in Lansing)


Friday, December 17th – 6:30pm - $25.00

Three Wise Men:

Come experience the talent of Poets Keyante Saxon, Morgan Madden, & Torrey Gray. This event is more geared to an adult audience as opposed to small children.

Location: The Opportunity Arts Artitorium at Cedar Street Art Collective (1705 S. Cedar Street in Lansing)


Saturday, December 18th – 11am – 5pm (Free Event with Vendors & Shopping)

Walking in a Winter Wonderland:

Get that last minute Holiday shopping in at this Downtown Holiday Art Market featuring some of Capital Regions’ most gifted Artistic Entrepreneurs selling some of their most impressive holiday creations. Gifts available for any budget. This event is in partnership with Downtown Lansing Inc.

Location: Downtown Lansing – Atrium Office Center - 215 S. Washington Sq. in Lansing


Sunday, December 19th – 1:00pm (Free Event)

Community Caroling at Rotary Park:

Come join some of the Capital Regions top vocal performers for a community sing along. As Buddy the Elf said, “Best ways to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

Location: Rotary Park - 325 City Market Drive in Downtown Lansing


Monday, December 20th – 7pm - $20.00

Monday Night Masterpiece with Sarah Renee Sanders – The Darker Side of the Holidays:

Sarah Renee Sanders, the owner of Contrasted Content, holds an Art History Degree from Lansing Community College and will be discussing the darker side of the Holidays through the years.

Location: The Opportunity Arts Artitorium at Cedar Street Art Collective (1705 S. Cedar Street)


Tuesday, December 21st – 6pm (Tea Tasting Event - Prices Vary)

Holiday Tea with SippaSanity:

Celebrate the aromatic arts with Laura Showers, the owner of SippaSanity Tea. Special Holiday Teas will be available, as well as tastings, & tea education.

Location: The Opportunity Arts Artitorium at Cedar Street Art Collective (1705 S. Cedar Street)


Wednesday, December 22nd – 5:30pm - $25.00

Drawn to Holidays with Claude JP:

Bring the kiddos down to create a Holiday themed drawing with local visual artist & illustrator Claude Johnson-Perry. Each participant will bring home their own drawing.

Location: “Santa’s Workshop” (The Opportunity Arts Artitorium at Cedar Street Art Collective - 1705 S. Cedar Street)


Thursday, December 23rd – 5:30pm - $25.00

Christmas Cookie Decorating with Mrs. Claus:

Mrs. Claus will be helping children decorate Christmas Cookies to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve. If anyone knows what Christmas Cookies Santa likes, it’s Mrs. Claus.

Location: “Santa’s Workshop” (The Opportunity Arts Artitorium at Cedar Street Art Collective - 1705 S. Cedar Street)


Friday, December 24th – Simulcast at 11pm on ABC 53 WLAJ & CBS 6 WLNS

Songs of the Season with Opportunity Arts Holiday Concert:

Highlights and Tunes from the Songs of the Season Live Concert from December 14th. Featuring internationally acclaimed vocal performers Stephano Andreotti & Sarah Elizabeth Wallace, along with esteemed concert pianist Liudmila Bondar performing from the Turner Dodge House. (The concert will also air on Christmas Day at 2:30am on CBS 6 WLNS, and at 6:30am on CW-5 ELAJ)

Location: The comfort of your home.


All tickets can be purchased by visiting the Opportunity Arts page for this event here

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