Personally speaking, I like to read stories about people helping people, or businesses helping other businesses, and what about East Lansing schools helping out East Lansing businesses?

According to the Lansing State Journal, the COVID-19 pandemic has created obstacles for everyone.  In East Lansing, art teachers, art commissioners and people who work for the city are coming up with ways to not only help students, but businesses as well.

For example, Wendy Sylvester, who is an art teacher at Stepping Stones Montessori, worked with the city of East Lansing to put together a cohesive way to show off student art as well as bring the community out to support local East Lansing businesses.

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Back in late January, the first part of a multi phase art exhibition was put up on display in multiple businesses around East Lansing.

This exhibition will run through the spring and includes art work from East Lansing Public schools, MacDonald Middle School and Stepping Stones Montessori and more.

The goal of showing off art in different East Lansing shops and restaurants is to help businesses during the hard times of the pandemic.

The first art pieces to be put up around the city have been an East Lansing High School photography campaign for East Lansing Family Strong.  These portraits show East Lansing High School students showing off what has helped them stay strong during the pandemic.  (LSJ)

The East Lansing High School photography exhibition ends on Feb. 26.  The next part of the exhibition includes art from middle schools from the East Lansing area and will be set up on March 1-April 16.

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