(SCENE) Metrospace was founded by the City of East Lansing in 2004, and continues to be operated by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design from Michigan State University. It is located in downtown East Lansing It was founded as a response to the “Cool Cities” initiative set forth by former Governor Granholm. (SCENE) Metrospace has maintained a diverse range of visual art exhibitions, musical performances, and other forms of expression since it’s opening. In 2015 the City of East Lansing and Michigan State University joined forces to program and operate the space. (SCENE) Metrospace hosts 6- week themed exhibitions featuring work by contemporary artists.

(SCENE) Metrospace is free and open to the public, with the exception of some special programing. The gallery is handicap accessible and offers 1,500 square feet of raw exhibition space in a contemporary urban setting.

The Department of Art, Art History, and Design welcomes proposals for exhibitions, performances, installations, and special programming at (SCENE) Metrospace. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consider how the proposed project is compatible with the mission for (SCENE) Metrospace. (SCENE) Metrospace is a space to challenge our ways of thinking about the visual and performing arts, and hopes to explore opportunities for community partnerships.

The Department of Art, Art History, and Design accepts exhibition proposal in two general categories: Proposals from independent artist and proposals for curated group and/or themed exhibitions. Please e-mail us at scene@msu.edu if you have any questions.

During Exhibitions (SCENE) Metrospace maintains the following hours:
Thursday from 3–7 p.m.
Friday from 1–7 p.m.
Saturday from 12–5 p.m.
Sunday 12–5 p.m.

All inquires can be sent to scene@msu.edu