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Arts and Culture Commission

To foster, encourage, and amplify the artistic and cultural communities of the City of Hamtramck. Through artistic and cultural initiatives that educate, engage, and unify our diverse community, we aim to create a better quality of life for all Hamtramck residents.

From the Code of Ordinances:

§ 32.043  OBJECTIVES.

The objectives of the Arts and Culture Commission are as follows:

(A) To enrich the city’s civic and cultural heritage, the Arts and Culture Commission is established to provide a level of expertise and objectivity to recommend to the City Council works of art to become the property of or for display upon property owned by the city;

(B) To promote a rich, diverse and stimulating cultural environment in order to enrich the lives of the city’s residents, business owners, employees and visitors and to enhance the city’s image both nationally and internationally;

(C) To establish an environment where differing points of view are fostered, expected and celebrated by providing the opportunity for the expression through the display of public art;

(D) To promote, sponsor and organize festivals, events, activities and materials that celebrate the cultural diversity and traditions of the various peoples of the city in order to enrich the lives of the city’s residents, business owners, employees and visitors and to enhance the city’s image both nationally and internationally;

(E) To offer assistance to promoters, event organizers, business owners engaged in the arts in the city; and

(F) To seek grants and funding from all available sources in order to enrich the lives of the city’s residents, business owners, employees and visitors and to enhance the city’s image both nationally and internationally.

(Ord. 515, passed 6-13-2005)

Current Members

Dustin Conley (Treasurer)
Timothy Price (Chair)
Dwydell Garrett
Faina Lerman
Lynette Blasey (Vice Chair)
Colleen Burke
Alessandro Uribe

Advisory Members

Josh Gardner
George Elkind

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2022 Meeting Schedule

Arts and Culture Commission Meetings are held quarterly on the first Thursday of the month at 7:05pm at Hamtramck City Hall (3rd floor). Join us! 

The Commission may call special meetings as needed.

March 3, 2022 (Agenda) (Minutes)
June 2, 2022 (Agenda) (Minutes)
September 1, 2022 (Agenda) (Minutes)
December 1, 2022