Farmington Hills hosts celebration of local art

January 4, 2017 by  

Farmington Hills is scheduling a reception for the artists whose works are in the current Public Art Program exhibit.

The city supports artists so strongly that in 2010, it created the Public Art Program. At the time, the community had renovated City Hall, and wanted art to enhance the structure.

The current exhibit is the public art program’s fourth phase. In total, 74 artists from Farmington Hills, Farmington, and surrounding communities have taken part, and loaned their works to Farmington Hills for the next two years. The works have been completed in a number of media including glass, metal, fiber, and clay.

Visitors will be able to vote for their favorite artworks, and the winning artist will have the opportunity to display more of their works in a special exhibit to be placed in the Rotating Exhibits Gallery, which is near the city council chamber.

The reception is free to the public, and is scheduled for Monday, January 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Farmington Hills City Hall, which is on West Eleven Mile Road. Visitors will have the opportunity to walk around the building looking at the art, and meeting some of the artists. Ken Massey, Farmington Hills’ mayor, will welcome visitors with a short speech at 6:00 pm, and light refreshments will be served.

Events like these can be enhanced if organizers work with a flyer printing company, which can create materials about the artworks and artists.