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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.


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 


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)
Robert G. Donovic (2018)        
Chris Swish, City Liaison

 *Date in parenthesis denotes appointment date.

Pam Valentine (2012)

Arts Commission Commissioners

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Livonia Symphony Orchestra 2018-2019 Concert Season

Join the Livonia Symphony Orchestra for their 2018-2019 concert season.

"Anniversary of Note - Saturday, Oct. 6
"Joyous Wonder" - Saturday, Dec. 8
"Potpourri" -  Saturday, Feb. 23
"Musical Souvenir" - Saturday, May 4
"Patriotic & Pops Concert" - Thursday, June 13. Free to Public at the Kirksey Recreation Center  - 7 p.m.

All concerts are held at 4 p.m. in the Louis Schmidt Auditorium at Clarenceville High School

20155 Middlebelt Road (unless otherwise noted)


Livonia Symphony Orchestra presents Patriotic & Pops Concert

Join us on Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. when the Livonia Symphony Orchestra presents a FREE Patriotic & Pops Concert. This event is sponsored by the Livonia Arts Commission's program Music From The Heart and will take place at the Kirksey Recreation Center, 15100 Hubbard. Seating is limited so bring a lawn chair and enjoy the beginning of the summer season with this popular FREE concert.  This is an inside event.

Music from the Heart featuring Motor City Soul, LLC

On the steps of Livonia City Hall

Join us for the opening of the Music From the Heart series on Thursday, July 11 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 Trilogy

On the steps of Livonia City Hall

Join us for Music From the Heart on Thursday, July 18 from 7 - 9 p.m. featuring Trilogy.  Trilogy's wide-ranging song list features an amazing number of the most beloved dance hits spanning 5 decades. Trilogy is the ultimate variety band playing big band swing, Motown, classic rock, disco, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, top 40, current, pop, country, jazz, Latin, cultural selections and classical.

 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 48154. Put your dancing shoes on, bring a chair/blanket and enjoy the music!!