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Music From the Heart Seeking 2024 musicians

Calling all bands! Submit your band name, music genre, rates and links to music to if you are interested in performing at next year’s Music From the Heart concert series 7-9 p.m. Thursdays in July and August. Showcase your music with a performance for the residents of Livonia!
The application deadline is Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023.

2023 MFTH Devin Scillian and the Arizona Son

FIne Arts Exhibit Sept-Dec Final (PNG)


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.


  • Brian Duggan, Chair
         Year Appointed: 2011
  • Dan Spurling, Vice-Chair
          Year Appointed: 2003
  • Joe Gilligan
          Year Appointed: 2020
  • Grace Karczewski
          Year Appointed: 2005
  • Richard Kent
          Year Appointed: 2020
  • Patrice Mang
          Year Appointed: 2018
  • Helen Moore
          Year Appointed 2016
  • James Sercu
          Year Appointed: 2018
  • Lindsay A. Spence
          Year Appointed: 2016
  • Jerry Valentine
          Year Appointed: 2012
  • Pam Valentine
          Year Appointed: 2012
  • Paul Van De Ven
          Year Appointed: 2022


The Arts Commission consists of up to fifteen members, appointed by and at the pleasure of the Mayor.  Appointed members serve for three-year terms.

Friends of Livonia Arts Logo 2023

The Friends of Livonia Arts is a community collaboration between multiple organizations in the City of Livonia, Michigan, who are focused on bringing artistic and cultural opportunities to ALL.  

Title II

In accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act as it pertains to access to Public Meetings, the City Clerk’s Office of the City of Livonia, upon adequate notice, will make reasonable accommodations for persons with special needs. If you need assistance, please call (734) 466-2236 or email the Clerk.