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Posted on: February 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Community Art Project Brings Pop of Color to MSUFCU Construction Site in Downtown East Lansing


EAST LANSING, Mich. — The construction site for Michigan State University Federal Credit Union’s (MSU Federal Credit Union) new seven-story office building in downtown East Lansing is getting a pop of color today with the installation of new, vibrant fence panels featuring the artwork of local K-12 students.

This exciting community art project was made possible by a partnership between MSU Federal Credit Union, the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA), the City of East Lansing, Granger and local art teachers.

The fence panels feature colorful, artistic weavings by high school students from East Lansing High School and K-6 students from Stepping Stones Montessori, with a total of 38 panels set to be installed around the construction site. MSU Federal Credit Union and Granger facilitated the fence panel deliveries and installation, while the DDA assisted with the project by providing funding for the fence weaving art supplies.

“We are excited to celebrate local students and showcase their talents by bringing art to our community,” said April Clobes, President/CEO of MSU Federal Credit Union. “The artwork will create community connections much like the Credit Union does through its support of various programs.”

“The DDA was excited to support this community-driven project, which will showcase the creativity of local students, while also beautifying an area in downtown East Lansing that is currently under construction,” said East Lansing DDA Chair Mike Krueger. “This type of unexpected, community art certainly adds to the vibrancy in our downtown.”

The new fence panels will remain up throughout the duration of construction, with the project slated for completion in spring 2023. Community members can visit for the latest updates on the project and to sign up for construction alerts.

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