Sensory at East Lansing Arts Fest

Help us bring "Sensory" to the East Lansing Arts Festival May 19-20, 2018!

"Sensory: A Project Architecture Installation," by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Mid-Michigan Emerging Professionals, is an installation that combines structure and scent to transform an ordinary street intersection into a creative experience for people at the East Lansing Arts Festival.

From the exterior, the installation is a series of post and beam structures increasing in uniform scale. Sited to be experienced in the round, asymmetry provides a unique view from every side, with no two views alike. Once inside, visitors experience a gradient of fragrant vegetation with the most concentrated fragrance inside the smallest structure. As one walks towards the largest structure, the scent dissipates just like a drifting waft of fragrance. An integrated bench provides a place of respite and contemplation. Mobile cube benches, extensions of the stationary structure, allow visitors to create their own arrangements and personalize this pop-up space.

This creative structure demonstrates the capacity of contemporary architecture to transform space and captivate public imagination.
 
Sensory will be a central hub of the festival serving as a gathering place for people and provides a creative space, within the festival, to showcase artists creative talents including spoken word poetry and dance during the festival. 

Sensory, located at the center of the East Lansing Arts Festival in the Charles Street & Albert Street intersection, is designed to engage all festival attendees. 

Your donation/sponsorship will be instrumental in bringing this unique experience to the East Lansing Arts Festival so people can interact with this work of art sculpture/ architecture.

Impact
-70,000 people attend annually
-42 average miles traveled by each attendee – majority of attendees are from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana rounding out the top four states
-5,000 children enjoy the activity area each year
-Top 50 art festival ranking by Sunshine Artist 200 Best
-50,000+ brand impressions
-180 juried fine artists
-55+ years of festival history

Donation/Sponsorship Recognition Levels:

Participant Level - less than $500.00

-Recognition (listing) on AIA Mid-Michigan website
-On-site Festival Recognition (listing)

Patron Level - $500.00

-Recognition (listing) on Website elartfest.com + AIA Mid-Michigan website
-On-site Festival Recognition (listing)
-Festival Poster Rolled (1)
-Tickets to the Applause Party (2)

Partner Level - $1,500.00

-Recognition (logo) on Website elartfest.com + AIA Mid-Michigan website
-On-site Festival Recognition (listing)
-Festival Poster Rolled (1)
-Tickets to the Applause Party (4)
-Post-Festival Recognition (listing) in City Pulse and Lansing State Journal
-Social Media Mentions (1) 
-Post-Festival Recognition (listing) in City Pulse and Lansing State Journal


Prestige Level - $2,500.00

-Recognition (logo) on Website elartfest.com + AIA Mid-Michigan website
-On-site Festival Recognition (logo)
-Festival Poster Framed (1)
-Tickets to the Applause Party (6)
-Social Media Mentions (2) 
-Featured Recognition (logo) at The Family Stage
-Post-Festival Recognition (listing) in City Pulse and -Lansing State Journal

 
Premier Level - $5000.00

-Recognition (logo) on Website elartfest.com + AIA Mid-Michigan website
-On-site Festival Recognition (logo)
-Festival Poster Framed (1)
-Tickets to the Applause Party (8)
-Social Media Mentions (3) 
-Featured Recognition (logo) at The Community Stage
-Featured Recognition (verbal) at The Community Stage
-Post-Festival Recognition (logo) in City Pulse and Lansing State Journal

Paramount Level - $10,000.00

-Recognition (logo) on Website elartfest.com + AIA Mid-Michigan website
-On-site Festival Recognition (logo)
-Tickets to the Applause Party (10)
-Social Media Mentions (4) 
-Featured Recognition (logo) at All Stage Performances
-Featured Recognition (verbal) at All Stage -Performances
-Post-Festival Recognition (logo) in City Pulse and Lansing State Journal

Partnership

Sensory is a partnership between AIA Mid-Michigan and the East Lansing Arts Festival (ELAF). The mission of the ELAF is to enhance the sense of community and appreciation of art, culture and creativity in East Lansing and the greater Lansing region. The East Lansing Art Festival debuted in 1964 as Greenwich Village Days, a sidewalk art sale designed as a project for a student advertising club at Michigan State University. Later, the ELAF was presented as an event to spark interest in downtown East Lansing as a premier place to shop. In the 54 years since its inception, the Festival has morphed into a major community undertaking that presents hundreds of artists and craftspeople and attracts tens of thousands of visitors.

Project Architecture Background

Project Architecture is an AIA Mid-Michigan public engagement program conceived in 2017 by the AIA Mid-Michigan Emerging Professionals including creative director Amanda Harrell-Seyburn in collaboration with Audrey Gilbert, David Lenz, Jonathan Faasse, and Kristin Faasse. The purpose of Project Architecture is to engage through the design and construction of creative structures and demonstrate the capacity of contemporary architecture to transform space & captivate public imagination.

Project Architecture Team

-Amanda Harrell-Seyburn, Associate AIA – creative director I east arbor architecture
-Audrey Gilbert, Associate AIA I Mayotte Group Architects
-David Lenz, AIA I Bergmann & Associates
-Jonathan Faasse, Professional Affiliate I Elements Studio
-Kristin Faasse, Professional Affiliate I Elements Studio

Donations

  • Elizabeth Wagner 
    • $200 
    • 36 mos
  • Mayottegroup Architects 
    • $500 
    • 37 mos
  • MAYOTTEgroup Architects 
    • $500 
    • 37 mos
  • Audrey Gilbert 
    • $100 
    • 37 mos
  • Elements Studio, Inc. 
    • $500 
    • 37 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Mid-Michigan 
Organizer
East Lansing, MI
AIA MID MICHIGAN 
Beneficiary
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