Arts Commission


  • 6 p.m.
  • Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month
  • Administrative Liaison - Melanie Davis, Community Relations Director
  • 40555 Utica Road
    Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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  • Ronald Bindle
    Term expires: June 30, 2023
  • David Bollman
    Term expires: June 30, 2021
  • Jan Burns
    Term expires: June 30, 2021
  • Stephen Couchman
     Term expires: June 30, 2021
  • Lawrence Farhat                                                Term expires:  June 30, 2021
  • Grace Finazzo                                                    Term expires: June 30, 2023

  • Judith Foley
     Term expires: June 30, 2021
  • Amanda Koss
     Term expires: June 30, 2023
  • Gary Lusk
    Term expires: June 30, 2022
  • Wendy Popko 
     Term expires: June 30, 2022
  • Jeanne Schabath-Lewis
     Term expires: June 30, 2022
  • Mona Yassine                                               Term expires: June 30, 2023


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 Arts Commission are appointed by the City Council and serve without compensation. The Community Relations Director serves as the liaison.

Did You Know...

The Arts 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.