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Pleasant Ridge Adds Public Art with Two New Murals

June 22nd 2019

Pleasant Ridge Adds Public Art with Two New Murals (Lara Mossa, June 22, 2019) PLEASANT RIDGE, MI – Two local artists have brightened up the public spaces of Pleasant Ridge. The city commissioned Rich Ayers of Hazel Park and Ouizi of Detroit to paint murals in two different parts of town. Originally from Los Angeles, […]

Royal Oak Art Explored Program Accepting Applications for Public Art Pieces

February 24th 2019

Royal Oak Art Explored Program Accepting Applications for Public Art Pieces (Royal Oak Commission for the Arts, Feb. 24, 2019) Royal Oak, MI – The Royal Oak Commission for the Arts is excited to announce the 2019 Call for Artist for the Art Explored Program. Artists can find further information at www.romi.gov/arts. Artist have until […]

“Strength in Life” and Other Art Installed in Downtown Royal Oak

November 4th 2018

  “Strength in Life” and Other Art Installed in Downtown Royal Oak (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 4, 2018) Royal Oak, MI- On the side of the Center Street parking deck in Downtown Royal Oak is a painting ripe with yellow and orange-red excitement, birds in flight and sunshine in the corner.  The creation is called […]

Canvas Pontiac Accepting Art Submissions

April 2nd 2018

    Canvas Pontiac Accepting Art Submissions (Canvas Pontiac, April 2, 2018) Pontiac, MI- Calling all artists!  The deadline for submissions for Canvas Pontiac is May 27, 2018. Do you see the large canvases of artwork around downtown Pontiac?  Those were the finalists from 2017.  Canvas Pontiac is currently accepting artwork submissions for the 2018 […]

Hazel Park Soon to See New Sculpture Near City Hall

March 24th 2018

Hazel Park Soon to See New Sculpture Near City Hall (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 24, 2018) Hazel Park, MI – In the coming weeks, visitors to Hazel Park’s municipal center could notice a new sculpture.  “Movement in Color,” created by Mark Beltchenko, stands at 11 ft tall and features geographic shapes as well as rods […]

Royal Oak Shows Other City Planners How Public Art is Done

March 21st 2018

Royal Oak Shows Other City Planners How Public Art is Done (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 21, 2018) Royal Oak, MI- Communities though Oakland County have embraced the idea that public art has an impact.  Sometimes, though, it can be hard to know how to pull public art projects off.  That’s why Oakland County recently hosted […]

Royal Oak Commission Decides Public Art Near Memorial Can Stay

March 13th 2018

Royal Oak Commission Decides Public Art Near Memorial Can Stay (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 13, 2018) Royal Oak, MI -Composition is Blue is a sculpture which changes appearance depending on the angle that it’s viewed.  The lines and circles seem to shift in a way that Artist Mark Beltchenko says is the point.  “If only […]

MI Great Artist Competition Now Open

July 22nd 2017

MI Great Artist Competition Now Open (Oakland County Executive Office, July 22, 2017) Waterford, MI – Artists from Oakland County and seven other southeast Michigan counties have the chance to strut their stuff beginning Monday July 17, 2017 as the MI Great Artist online art competition kicks into gear. Artists may enter their works in […]

Ferndale Says Cheers to Public Art with Art of Cocktail Event

June 17th 2017

Ferndale Says Cheers to Public Art with Art of Cocktail Event (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 17, 2017) Ferndale, MI – Patrons hit the town Thursday night in Downtown Ferndale to raise money – and their glasses – in support of public art. The Art of the Cocktail event took place at M-Brew and Valentine Distilling […]

Downtown Ferndale Gets Artsy with Bus Stops

August 15th 2016

Downtown Ferndale Gets Artsy with Bus Stops (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 15, 2016) Ferndale, MI – Downtown Ferndale volunteers came out Sunday to start what they hope will be an ever-evolving project of beautifying local bus stops. The Ferndale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has teamed up with Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMARTT) for […]