coloring book

Love Lansing Coloring Book

Long before pandemics and quarantines and the year 2020, the Lansing 5:01 team had a vision for a Lansing-themed coloring book. Art holds a special place in our lives – and in our community – so it made sense to produce some art that could also create community. What better way to share our region’s bold story than to offer an activity that can be shared with adults, families, and kids? We didn’t have to look far to find the perfect collaborator for this project. Local illustrator and founder at Dear Ollie, Sara Pulver, has a gift for creating images that are accessible and compelling to artists of all ages and abilities.

The Love Lansing Coloring Book offers drawings of many of our region’s most notable landmarks, restaurants, and cultural attractions. And Quality Dairy’s French Onion Chip Dip – because – obviously! From Spartan Stadium to Lansing’s Capitol Building, to Potter Park Zoo and the MSU Dairy Store, this edition of the coloring book provides a fun activity for everyone, while proudly recognizing many of the things that make our region special. In the spirit of our mission to showcase the best of Lansing to Lansing’s future, we hope you take advantage of this free download and enjoy the inaugural Love Lansing Coloring Book.

Tag @lansing501 on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and use the hashtags #lansing501 and #lovelansing when sharing your completed pages!

Sara Pulver

A Lansing-based artist, Sara Pulver created her own line of illustrated goods and stationery called Dear Ollie in 2014. Now sold in over 50 boutique shops nationwide, her love of snail mail has expanded beyond more than she could have ever expected. In addition to Dear Ollie, Sara creates personal artwork, custom illustrations for individuals and small businesses, as well as bespoke murals and window paintings. Inspired by nature, humanity, and the exploration of how the two are connected, her work tends to be playful and vibrant, with moody undertones. As a multimedia artist, Sara enjoys working digitally, as well as utilizing more traditional techniques with acrylic, gouache, and watercolor paints.

"When Lansing 5:01 approached me to see if I would add a few of their favorite spots to complete a coloring book, I couldn't wait to get started! I hope that coloring these pages brings comfort and cultivates a sense of "together" even when we cannot be."

— Sara

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