From the joyous jazz of Wynton Marsalis to the political art of Tyree Guyton, Creole Gallery has become known as an inviting place where different communities gather for art, concerts, theater and poetry.
Located in Lansing, Michigan's historic Old Town, Creole Gallery began as a full-service art, performance and rental space in 1999. It takes its name from the Creole Cigar Co., the first business in this late-19th-Century building at 1218 Turner Street. Employees rolled tobacco into fine cigars after it was delivered by train or boat on the nearby Grand River. Ironically, the Creole is now a no-smoking venue.