Winter Hours are in effect


Tuesday, Wednesday,
& Thursday
Noon to 4 pm

Friday & Saturday
11 am to 6 pm

Noon to 4 pm

Closed Monday

306 E. Grand River Ave
306 E Cesar E. Chavez Ave
Old Town, Lansing MI  48906

(East of Turner Street)


​​An Artist Co-operative Gallery




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Sandra Leister and the Sandy Leister Young Artists Fund

Sandra Leister was one the founders of Great Lakes Artworks in 2011. She was a jewelry artist, Board Member and was very active in the day-to-day activities of GLA. Unfortunately, Sandy lost her battle with cancer in 2017. We miss her and her wonderful smile. In her honor, we have established the SLYAF to help young artists pursue their dreams. Our goal is to work with schools and other organizations to find those artists who need supplies and encouragement and assist them with both.
If you would like more information or to donate to the SLYAF, please contact us at [email protected]
GLAG is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax deductable.

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Meet the Artists of GLAG

Seasonal art, signs, ornaments, bottle opener boards, trays and more, repurposed from shipping pallets. 

Necklaces and Pendants using vintage maps and other designs.

Colorful photo frames and accessories  

FABIAN BENEVIDES-Photography/Note Cards
Photographic prints and themed note card sets.

MEG BREITER-Fantasy Arts/Felting
Original art, eggshell jewelry, felting and more. Meg has a wide variety of items she creates.

FINE, FEMININE, FUN and FUNKY styles and designs. Many items using Swarovski crystal and sterling silver beads.

CHRIS CYPHER-Hand-painted pillows and wraps
Delightful pillows with hand-painted designs. Pillow wraps to change out the designs.

JASON DULANY-Camping/Outdoor inspired art
Vintage camper birdhouses, paintings, ornaments & more.

KAREN FRASER-Seasonal Wreaths and Wall Decorations

Choose from a wide range of designs, styles, colors, etc. Many items reflect the season.

Original designs in pottery, jewelry, and accessories. Unique patterns highlight her beautiful pieces.

Hand-painted silk scarves, ties, and jewelry. Miniature canvas paintings, which brings a wonderful pop of color to any space.

BARB HAMM-Carmel Corn
Barb is well known around the Lansing area for her wonderful caramel corn. Available in four flavors.

JANICE HIRONAKA-Fused Glass Artist
Beautiful and colorful glass art, plates, trays and more.

CHRIS HOPP-Cement Sculptures
Lightweight cement sculptures, hypertufa planters, lanterns, and garden art, including University of Michigan and MSU designs.

MARY KIMBLE-Woolen Mittens/Ceramics
Mittens made from recycled wool sweaters…extremely warm. Ceramic mugs, bowls and State of Michigan ornaments.

KATIE KURAN-Knitter and Jewelry Artist
Knit items from acrylic and wool yarn and nickel-free stud earrings and cabochons.

A range of jewelry, small shoe charms and zipper pulls.
AMIE LUCAS-Photographer
Landscape photographer who uses light to guide her and define her compositions. Images from all around Michigan.

MELANY MACK-Embroidered Tote Bags and Potholders
Choose from 4 sizes of bright, cheery, durable, & functional tote bags. Potholders of high-quality cotton with a heat-resistant center.

MARY MASCHKE-Purses and Cosmetic Bags
Creative use of recycled shirts and other clothing items, transformed into beautiful and functional items.

DEB SMEAK-Paper Artist
Greeting Cards, Bookmarks, Specialty Items and more

MARK MILLER-Carved eggs and trinket boxes
Intricate hand-carved designs on Ostrich, Rhea and other exotic bird eggs. Also, handmade trinket boxes with detailed carvings.

LINDSAY MOTSON-Pour Painting Artist
Canvas art & painted wood wall hangings, using acrylic paints and markers. All pieces are top coated for durability, some with resin.

MARY MURPHY-Cat Mats and Mice
Catnip filled cat mats and knitted mice, also filled with catnip. 
Purr-fect gifts for any feline.

Pens, seam rippers, stylus pens bottle stoppers and more. Items are created from specialty & exotic woods, acrylics, and deer antler.

CLAUDIA OTTINGER-Acrylic Paintings & Polymer Clay Artist
Handmade polymer clay beads, jewelry, magnets, and ornaments.

BILL PRIEST-Knives/Canes
One-of-a-kind knives, feature handles of bone, antler or horn, with copper, brass or nickel fittings. Includes custom sheath.

AUTUMN ROMIG-Cold process soaps, lotions, Bath Salts & Bombs 
A wide variety of soap designs and scents. Soothing bath salts and tub bombs, sugar scrub and more. Perfect gift items.

Unique ink drawings in a variety of themes. Mosiac pieces for wall or table, many featuring the State of Michigan design.

JEFF STEVENS-Walking Sticks
Unique walking sticks created from tree branches.

Fun and practical designs…bowls, mugs, chili bowls, bird feeders, piggy banks. Tom’s finishing glazes and an art-form by themselves.

WINNIE THURSTON-Purses/Embroidered Towels
A wide variety of embroidered towels.

Specializing in floral pottery pieces, fairy house accessories, and miniature pieces.

SARA VERGARA-Baby Blankets, Bandana Bibs, and Head Bands
Adorable baby items for your new addition or great as gifts.