Arts Commission

Parks and Recreation merged with the Arts Commission in August of 2023 to form the Parks and Arts Commission.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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The state of Michigan has recognized, through the enactment of The Faxon-McNamee Art in Public Places Act (MCL 18.71 et. seq.), the importance of promoting art in government spaces and facilities. City council has determined that the creation and presence of public art will advance the interests of the City, aid in enhancement of property values, improve the aesthetic quality of public spaces and structures, provide cultural and recreational opportunities, contribute to the local heritage, stimulate economic activity and promote the general welfare of the community. City council recognizes the responsibility of government to foster the development of culture and the arts. It is therefore declared to be municipal policy to promote public art.

The Ypsilanti Arts Commission shall promote art in the City of Ypsilanti and promote the City policy of Pride, Diversity and Heritage. To educate the public why the arts, culture and creative industries are important to the City of Ypsilanti and to cultivate a community culture and environment that embraces and nurtures artistic and creative assets. To promote and further diversity, equity and inclusion of all of Ypsilanti in the arts.

More Information

Contact the Planning and Development Department for more information at 734-483-9646 or email.

Notable Projects:

May 2022: Embracing our Differences Public Art Project,  WEMU Interview

February 2021 - Black Lives Matter Mural Project

January 21, 2020 - February 1, 2024
January 21, 2020 - February 1, 2024