Arts Commission

Meetings
  • 6 p.m.
  • Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month
  • Administrative Liaison - Bridget Doyle, Community Relations Director
  • 40555 Utica Road
    Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • Ronald Bindle
    Term expires: June 30, 2019
  • David Bollman
    Term expires: June 30, 2017
  • Jan Burns
    Term expires: June 30, 2017
  • Judi Dent
     Term expires: June 30, 2017
  • Frank DiMaria
     Term expires: June 30, 2017
  • Jazmine M. Early                                                                      Term expires:  June 30, 2018


  • Grace Finazzo
     Term expires: June 30, 2019
  • Margaret Frontiera
     Term expires: June 30, 2018
  • Jeanne Schabath
     Term expires: June 30, 2018
  • John L. Stampor
    Term expires: June 30, 2018
  • Mona Yassine
     Term expires: June 30, 2020
  • Stacy Ziarko
     Term expires: June 30, 2020

Overview


The Arts Commission considers, studies and recommends citywide cultural programs. Culture reflects the act of developing social, moral, and intellectual faculties through education. Programs and projects sponsored by the Arts Commission are developed in accordance with the goals and objectives set by the City Council and administration. Some examples of the programming includes:
  • Sterlingfest: The event which includes music, entertainment, arts and crafts, food and fun is held in late July and brings thousands of area residents together.
  • Memorial Day Parade: An event designed to honor those who gave their lives for our American freedom. Awards are given for the Best Float and Band.
  • SterlingScapes: This program brings together the works of several renowned sculptors and showcases them on the civic center grounds while enhancing the City's appreciation of public sculpture.
  • Featured Artist Program: Local artists are chosen to professionally display their art in a public forum. 
The 12 members of the Cultural Commission are appointed by the City Council and serve without compensation. The Community Relations Director serves as the liaison.
Did You Know...
The Art Commission promotes local painters and sculptors through its Featured Artist Program and that selected artists' works are featured in both the Library and City Hall.