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History

The Livonia Arts Commission was established in April 1974, and held its first meeting in the office of Mayor Edward McNamara.  The first year was devoted largely to identifying cultural resources in the city, establishing working relationships with those resources, and educating the new commissioners in the techniques required to build a fine arts program for a blossoming city.

In 1975 the Commission began presenting a variety of artistic and cultural programs throughout the city. The Michigan Opera Theater and the Oakway Symphony participated in workshops and performances during the city’s first ever “Opera Month.”  The first Livonia Art Exhibit made its debut (now called Art From the Heart), and the “Music Under the Stars” program, still going strong in the new millennium, made its premier (now called Music From The Heart).  Since that auspicious beginning, the Commission has fostered a rich and diverse series of cultural events, activities, and projects. Through it all, however, the mission has remained the same – to create, promote, develop, sponsor, sustain, and further the development of the Arts in Livonia. Subsequent Commissions have continued to take that mission seriously and to build upon that heritage in a variety of ways.  Today, the Commission fosters programs such as Music From The Heart each summer, the Annual Exhibition of Fine Arts each fall, and the granting of scholarships to high school and college students engaged in the Arts. 

Mission Statement

The Livonia Arts Commission exists to create, promote, develop, sponsor, sustain, facilitate, and further the Arts within the city of Livonia.  For the mission of the Commission and its commissioners, the term “Arts” shall be defined and literally construed to include the making or doing of things that have form and beauty, and to encompass all forms of Arts including the Arts of music, painting, sculpture, literature, dance, theater, opera, ballet, crafts of all natures, and any other of the performing Arts requiring and exhibiting a level of creativity, skill or talent.

Meetings

The Livonia Arts Commission meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room on the 4th floor of City Hall.  The public is welcome.

Dennis K. Wright
Mayor, City of Livonia 

Commissioners 

Brian Duggan, Chairperson (2011) James Sercu (2018)
Virginia Bosak (2015) Lindsay A. Spence (2016)
Donna Eno (2000)
Carrie Spurling, Secretary (1998)
Grace Karczewski (2005)   Dan Spurling, Vice Chairperson (2003)
Patrice Mang (2018)   Jerry Valentine (2012)
Helen Moore (2016)   Pam Valentine (2012)

       
  
Chris Swish, City Liaison


 *Date in parenthesis denotes appointment date.


Pam Valentine (2012)

Arts Commission Commissioners

Title II

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Music From The Heart Schedule - 2018
 

Fine Arts Gallery Application
 

Affiliated Groups
 

Arts Commission Annual Report
 

Art Clubs
 

News & Events

21th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition at Robert and Janet Bennett Civic Center Library

Juried Show

The Livonia Arts Commission's 21st Annual Fine Arts Exhibition will be on display from Oct. 2 - 26 at the Robert and Janet Bennett Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile. The exhibition can be viewed in the Fine Arts Gallery on the second floor during regular library hours, M-Th 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri-Sat 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun 1 - 5 p.m. This juried show features artists 18 years and older, living or working in Michigan.   An invitation only reception will take place on Friday, October 12.  Stop by and take in the beauty of the art!  

 

 

Music From the Heart featuring The Earth Angels

On the steps of Livonia City Hall

Join us for Music From the Heart on Thursday, July 26 from 7 - 9 p.m. with The Earth Angels. Buckle in, cruise back in time and experience the magic of the oldies music brought to life by the Earth Angels, Michigan’s premier entertainment group. The act includes precision choreographed routines set to Oldies music combined with audience participation that is a crowd pleaser for all generations.

 

Music From the Heart, our Summer Concert Series, runs Thursdays through July and August on the campus of Livonia City Hall, 33000 Civic Center Drive. Put your dancing shoes on, bring a chair/blanket and enjoy the music!!


Music from the Heart featuring Motor City Soul, LLC

On the steps of Livonia City Hall

Join us for Music From the Heart on Thursday, Aug. 2 from 7 - 9 p.m. with the Motor City Soul.  Motor City Soul is best known for its unique and versatile repertoire and audience participation.  Enjoy funk, soul, Motown, rock, blues and current favorites delivered with a unique high-energy style. 

Music From the Heart, our Summer Concert Series, runs Thursdays through July and August on the campus of Livonia City Hall, 33000 Civic Center Drive. Put your dancing shoes on, bring a chair/blanket and enjoy the music!!

 

Music From the Heart featuring Steve King and the Dittilies

On the steps of Livonia City Hall

Join us for Music From the Heart on Thursday, Aug. 9 from 7 - 9 p.m. as The Livonia Arts Commission presents Livonia's own Steve King and the Dittilies! His band is a Motor City Legend and official Band of the State of Michigan! Showcasing hit songs from the 1930s through the present. Traditionally an 'oldies' band, the Dittilies' repertoire focuses on 30 years in the past, spiced with current topical comedy and delivered with world-class sizzle. 

Music From the Heart, our Summer Concert Series, runs Thursdays through July and August on the campus of Livonia City Hall, 33000 Civic Center Drive. Put your dancing shoes on, bring a chair/blanket and enjoy the music!!

Music From the Heart featuring Sinjon Smith

On the Steps of Livonia City Hall

Join us for Music From the Heart on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 7 - 9 p.m. with Sinjon Smith!  They offer a great variety of music featuring both male and female vocals guaranteed to leave a smile on the face of any audience.  They are known for their ability to sound like the original artist and delivery song accuracy, along with a wide variety of music selections.  Their power-packed set includes variety rock and country music and is designed to please the crowd and keep you dancing all night.

Music From the Heart, our Summer Concert Series, runs Thursdays through July and August on the campus of Livonia City Hall, 33000 Civic Center Drive. Put your dancing shoes on, bring a chair/blanket and enjoy the music!!

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