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Renegade Theatre Festival

Thursday, August 17th

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ArtFeast

Saturday, August 19th

Old Town invites you to the fourth annual ART Feast in Lansing’s most recognized arts neighborhood! This exciting art fair will coincide with the successfully established Renegade Theatre Festival, a deal-seeker’s Sidewalk Sale and a mouth-watering Food Truck Rally. Last year this festival became our biggest yet. Below you will find applications to be an art vendor or food vendor. ArtFeast Art Vendor Application - Due April 1, 2017 (limited space available) Art Feast Food Vendor Application ...

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August Old Town After Hours

Thursday, August 24th

Join us for Old Town After Hours! This is an event just for Old Town neighbors, businesses and friends to shop us late, after we’d normally be closed. The goal is to fund raise some dollars for the OTCA’s advertising budget, so there will be a small cover charge for each attendee (but we’ll make it worth it, we promise!). So join us from for late night shopping, Old Town style refreshments and more. Help ...

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September Wake Up Old Town

Friday, September 8th

Wake Up Old Town! is a free and informal networking opportunity for professionals from all over the city to come together and share ideas and opportunities to help their businesses and Old Town thrive. The event is held on the first Friday of each month at rotating locations in and around Old Town. Join us Friday, September from 8:30 - 10 a.m. at Friedland Industries, 405 E. Maple St.

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September Old Town After Hours

Thursday, September 14th

Join us for Old Town After Hours! This is an event just for Old Town neighbors, businesses and friends to shop us late, after we’d normally be closed. The goal is to fund raise some dollars for the OTCA’s advertising budget, so there will be a small cover charge for each attendee (but we’ll make it worth it, we promise!). So join us from for late night shopping, Old Town style refreshments and more. Help ...

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Old Town offers unique experiences through special events, incredible people, eclectic shops and a rich history.

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The Old Town Commercial Association (OTCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of Lansing’s Old Town through socioeconomic development, promoting Old Town and its businesses, historic preservation, business recruitment, community outreach, and educating the public through our exciting walking tours. Rich and vibrant streetscapes provide a gateway to our livable, walkable and family-friendly community. Residents of Old Town and surrounding neighborhoods are invested and engaged in the success of the Old Town community.

News

August 16, 2017

Chavez Plaza Performance Stage RFP

The Old Town Commercial Association has received money from the Capital Region Community Foundation for developing formal plans for the Chavez Plaza Performance Stage. The OTCA is currently requesting proposals for the performance stage that will be located at the back of back of Lot 56/Chavez Plaza. We are open to the improvement of this space in [...]

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August 10, 2017

Business Spotlight:
Go Green Trikes

Go Green Trikes is a smart, local and green delivery service that launched on Earth Day 2014. The business, run by Yvonne LeFave, uses heavy duty electric-assist trikes that are capable of carrying up to 500 pound payloads to deliver anything from food to furniture. Yvonne from Go Green Trikes Besides being a business woman, [...]

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August 5, 2017

Become a Certified Tourism Ambassador

Looking for a fun and easy way to get involved in your community? The Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) program may be the answer! With a simple 4 hour class and a $20 fee, you’ll become part of an international certification program that serves to increase tourism at the local level. The CTA Program will go [...]

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August 3, 2017

It’s August… that means ArtFeast!

With summer in full swing in Old Town it’s soon going to be time for ArtFeast in Lansing’s most recognized arts neighborhood! Mark your calendars and head to Turner Street on Saturday, August 19, for this fun, unique art fair which includes 30+ art vendors featuring ceramics, jewelry, woodworking, photography, up-cycled pieces and more. Food [...]

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July 14, 2017

Scrap Recap

From a fire pit formed out of old engine parts to a photo booth made of discarded household items, the streets of Old Town were filled with amazing up-cycled art July 14 and 15. ScrapFest is a unique Old Town festival that celebrates art, creativity and resource reuse. This year, twenty talented teams competed to [...]

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