Art Exhibits/ Public Art Program

Artists Club Gallery

The City of Farmington Hills boasts several locations for visual art exhibits, including the City Hall Public Art Program and Rotating Exhibits Gallery at the Farmington Hills City Hall, the exhibit halls of The Hawk, Plein Air Artist Gallery at the Heritage Park Nature Center and the Farmington Artists Club Gallery, located in Hallway C of the Costick Center.
Exhibits are continuously changing, and feature both local and touring artists and exhibits in many media. The galleries are open during regular business hours and during special events. For more information, call the Cultural Arts Division at 248-699-6709.

City of Farmington Hills Public Art Program

Art Program LogoThe City of Farmington Hills, believing strongly in the value of the arts, created the Public Art Program in 2010 to enhance the newly renovated Farmington Hills City Hall. The exhibit delights visitors, employees and dignitaries alike with thought-provoking and enjoyable artworks in glass, painting, pottery, wood, fiber, photography, sculpture and mixed media. During the two-year duration of each program, there are exciting on-site events which coincide with the exhibit, providing more exposure with local art collectors and businesses.

This latest exhibit is the seventh phase in the City’s Public Art Program and features work from 64 talented artists from Farmington Hills and surrounding communities. The City gratefully acknowledges the artists who have so generously loaned their work to further enhance the atmosphere of City Hall for visitors and employees. Most of the work is available for sale; the prices and details of the pieces are listed in the Artist Guides below.

Both collections are open: Monday-Friday, 8:30AM - 4:30PM

PDF Icon Farmington Hills Public Art Program CITY HALL Artist Guide
PDF Icon Farmington Hills Public Art Program HAWK Artist Guide

Rotating Exhibits 2024 Schedule  

January 23 – February 29 – Mary Kondraciuk – Coloration – A Collection of Original Poems Created for Photography also – The Kick-off to the Literary Arts Opportunity with the Public Art Program

March 11 – May 3 – Margo Dupre, Caprock Art Inspired by the Cotton of West Texas Artist Talk & Opening Reception, Friday, April 26, 6-8 p.m.

May 13 – June 28 – Wendy Fournier, “Weaving of Light and Color: Stories of the Modern Human Spirit” Artist Talk & Opening Reception, Friday, May 10, 6-8 p.m.

July 8 – August 23 – Farmington Public Schools Student Artwork and Photography PTA Reflections Theme:  I am Hopeful because…

September 3 – October 25 – Ernest Fackler “Trees/ Water/ Light” Woodcut Prints and Watercolors with Mike Pendleton “Fire/ Ash/ Wood” Raku and Woodfired Ceramics Artist Talk & Opening Reception, Friday, September 13, 6-8 p.m.

November 4 – January 10 – Sukanya Ramakrishna – Journey: Landscape Oil Paintings from National Parks Artist Talk & Opening Reception, Friday, November 8, 6-8 p.m.

Literary Arts Opportunity

  • NEW IN 2024-25: The Cultural Arts Division, with support from the Farmington Area Arts Commission, is pleased to introduce an inaugural literary component to the Public Art Program which will explore the relationship between visual and written expression. Being witness to visual art is not a static experience, but rather an ongoing conversation between the artist, the viewer, the writer, and the wider community.   

We encourage you to reflect on the diverse collection of individual works of art in this two-year exhibition and use them as inspiration for bringing your words to paper. Be it a stirring poem, an evocative short story, or any other form of literary artistry such as song lyrics or essays, this is an opportunity to showcase your talent and contribute to our vibrant cultural arts scene! We envision this project evolving into a compelling collection of written works, encapsulating the diverse voices of our community. Be part of this unique journey and let your words leave a lasting imprint! 
Submit your entry here:

Michigan Makers Market - 

Saturday, October 19 - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - The Hawk Community Center - Performing Arts Wing  
Anita Stromberg Art - A PoppyAnita Stromberg - A Poppy
Anita Stromberg - A Poppy
Anthony Macioce - Mountain Lakeview
Anthony Macioce - Mountain Lakeview
Barbara Dorchen Art - Planet Burning
Barbara Dorchen - Planet Burning
Betsy Besl Art - Swan Song
Betsy Besl - Swan Song
Cheryl Haithco Art - Rainy Day Blues
Cheryl Haithco - Rainy Day Blues
Cindy Carleton Art - Empathetic Misunderstanding
Cindy Carleton - Empathetic Misunderstanding
Debbie Lim Art - Up Close and Personal
Debbie Lim - Up Close and Personal
Doug Cannel Art - Rooftop Promises
Doug Cannel Painting - Rooftop Promises
Fran Seikaly Art - Yve and Amy
Fran Seikaly - Yve and Amy
Heather Macali Art - Grimlock
Heather Macali - Grimlock
Lesa Ferenca Art - Autumn Winds
Lesa Ferencz - Autumn Winds
Madhu Oberoi Art - Landscape
Madhu Oberoi Art - Landscape
Marat Paransky - Violation
Marat Paransky - Violation
Neil Ottaviano Art - Fusion Link
Neil Ottaviano  - Fusion Link
Peter Dunn Art- Framing the Right Rib
Peter Dunn - Framing the Right Rib
Richard Adams Art - Polo Grounds
Peter Dunn - Framing the Right Rib
Robert Lampertius Art - Anything Can be Art
Robert Lampertius  - Anything Can be Art
WanChaun Kesler Art - DongFeng
WanChaun Kesler Art - DongFeng

2021 Exhibits at City Hall

November 8 – January 21 – Mary Kondraciuk, Aquarelle Water Photography

Artwork by Nihad Dukhan Artwork by Mary Kondraciuk
Artwork by Nihad Dukhan Artwork by Mary Kondraciuk

Below are some images from our 2019-2020 exhibition; currently on display.

Mjolnir Wolves
Mjolnir Wolves
Atomic Purple Flowers
Atomic Garden Purple Flowers
Ann Loveland
Ann Loveland

Lila Kadaj
Lila Kadaj

Ellen Leever
Ellen Leever
Scott Hocking Faina Lerman
Scott Hocking Faina Lerman

If you are a local artist interested in loaning a piece of artwork
to the City for a two-year exhibit, please apply!
Hawk Application Deadline: April 15, 2023

The Hawk Community Center
29995 Twelve Mile Road
South side of Twelve Mile, east of Orchard Lake Road
City Hall Gallery
Farmington Hills City Hall
31555 Eleven Mile Road
Southwest Corner of Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills

Friday, January 12, 7-9 p.m. 

Opening Reception 

for the 65 artists participating in the

2024-2025 Public Art Program Exhibit, a new cycle of artwork at City Hall

Free and Open to All Ages 

The 2022-2023 Public Art Program Exhibit will be up through November.  Thank you to the 61 artists who generously exhibited their artwork through 2022 and 2023.  If you’ve enjoyed a piece from this exhibit and would like to own the artwork, most of the artwork on display is for sale and the money goes directly to the individual artists. For more information, call 248-699-6709.


September 11 – November 17 – Richard Adams, Oil Painting “These Things That I’ve Seen” 

Delete or hide the Public Art Program Call for Artists and Application. The application deadline for both phases of the Public Art Program has passed

The City of Farmington Hills believes strongly in the value of the arts and invites regional artists to submit work for consideration for exhibit as part of the Public Art Program at The Hawk and Farmington Hills City Hall. This is an opportunity for artists to show their work to a broader audience and be part of a thriving art community.
Exhibit HallThe Hawk, the newest Farmington Hills' Community Center, has over thirty original works of art that hang year-round to enhance the experience of the hundreds of people who visit the building. In June, the first cycle of artwork will have been up for two years and we plan to roll out a new cycle of artwork this summer.
Artwork will be installed at The Hawk beginning in July and will be on loan for a 2-year display period. Because of the sheer size of the building, we are looking for medium to large-scale 2D and 3D pieces that have a WOW factor. Artists may submit up to 5 pieces of artwork that they would like to commit to the program. Only 1 image is required for submission. All artwork must be of professional quality and if chosen, wired and ready to display. Artists can designate which building they would like their art to be displayed in or can choose both. If the item is sold during the exhibit period, the artist will get 100% of the price, but must keep the artwork up until the end of the exhibit time period.
Exhibit Hall with WindowsOur staff has been asked specifically to look out for pieces that are related to Farmington Hills by showing the beauty and opportunity that this area provides. If you have artwork that tells the story of our city, please let us know. Examples include: skateboard art referencing the Riley Skatepark in Founders Park, photography from the golf course or Heritage Park, scrap sculpture from automotive-supplier headquarters, plein air painting from the Farmington Art Foundation, fiber art or wood-based sculpture made in the Makerspace, etc.
Farmington Hills City Hall is a local art gallery with paintings, sculpture and mixed media installations throughout. Over 60 local artists are chosen to exhibit work for the 2-year Public Art Program and five from this pool are chosen to have a solo show in the Rotating Exhibits Gallery close to Council Chambers. Artwork for City Hall will be juried in September and installed in December and will be on loan for a 2-year display period.

 2024-2025 Public Art Program - Exhibition Application 

Art on the Grand

JUNE 1 & 2, 2024
SATURDAY, JUNE 1: 10 am-7 pm
SUNDAY, JUNE 2: 11 am-5 pm

Busy Saturday morning in front of the PavilionART on the GRAND is a juried fine arts fair held each year the first weekend in June.  

Artists display their artwork in booths set up directly on Grand River Avenue in historic Downtown Farmington.   

This fine arts and craft fair has a special place in the hearts of Michigan art lovers because it is art-focused, a desirable size, and takes a hands-on approach. The festival features an array of high-quality art in a variety of price ranges and disciplines including ceramics, jewelry, painting, photography, wood, wearable art, glass, and sculpture.  

Presented as a collaboration between Farmington Hills' Cultural Arts Division and Downtown Farmington's Downtown Development Authority, ART on the GRAND will follow all of the State of Michigan rules for outdoor events. For updates on the fair and individual artists, follow on social media or go to

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 - 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Michigan Makers Market at The Hawk on Saturday, October 19 is a fantastic indoor art & crafts fair! Unique Michigan artists will be showcased throughout The Hawk Community Center at 29995 Twelve Mile Road, between Orchard Lake & Middlebelt, Farmington Hills.
Jewelry, hats, printmaking, ceramics, holiday decor, illustrations, and all kinds of mixed media will be available for gift shopping. Tables for displaying and selling artwork will be set up throughout the Black Box Theatre, Performance Studio and Theater Lobby. The market will be open to shoppers for one day only, between 10 am and 4 pm. Admission is free. 
The Cultural Arts Division of Farmington Hills Special Services is now accepting artist applications for the Michigan Makers Market @ The Hawk. If you are a local artist interested in being a part of this high-caliber arts & crafts fair, please apply! We are excited to invite previous artists and new applicants to this juried show. It costs $75 to register for a table space for the day and nothing to apply to this juried craft fair. 
ONLINE APPLICATION: Artists can apply at  

Farmington Hills Public Art Program 2022

The Farmington Hills City Hall is now displaying the latest exhibit of artwork on loan to the City for the next two years, featuring work from 61 talented artists from the Farmington Hills and surrounding communities. Come check it out.

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