Arts Commission

Purpose

To advise the City Commission on matters pertaining to the arts programs within the city including review of requests for support, monetary or otherwise, submitted to the City; advise on the priority of such requests for or donations and placement of Public Art. The Arts Commission shall be responsible for promoting arts in the community, to include, but not be limited to: dissemination of knowledge with regard to arts; recognizing local artists and their work when appropriate; and cooperation with metropolitan agencies also dealing in the arts.

Meeting Schedule
The Traverse City Arts Commission meets every third Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m.

Composition

This Commission consists of seven members who are registered electors of the City or members of the Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors and will have evidenced interest in the advancement of Public Art in the City. Four members are appointed by the City Commission from the following public bodies of the City: one from the Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors and one from the City Commission. Four members are appointed by the City Commission from the registered electors of the City. The City Manager, or the designee of the City Manager, shall be a member of such an advisory committee will full authority to vote.

All appointments from the Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors and City Commission, are for 3-year terms or for the length of their terms on their respective public bodies, whichever is shorter.

Staff Liaison:

Harry Burkholder
DDA COO

(231) 922-2050
harry@downtowntc.com

Board Members

Ashlea Walter (Commissioner Rep)
605 Fifth St., TC, 49684
(231) 883-8297
awalter@traversecitymi.gov
Initial Apt. Date: 11/11/2019
Termination: 11/11/2024

Steve Nance (DDA Rep.)
Webster St., TC, 49684
steve@oryana.coop
(231) 947-0191
Initial Apt. Date: 4/16/2021
Termination: 09/15/2022

Mi Stanley
626 Monroe St., TC, 49684
(231) 632-8185
miditmar@gmail.com
Initial Apt. Date: 05/17/2021
Termination: 05/18/2024

Chelsie Niemi
209 Fair St, Unit 2, TC, 49686
(231) 233-1895
cniemi@nmc.edu
Initial Apt. Date: 5/17/21
Termination: 05/18/24

Roger Amundsen
402 W. Twelfth, TC, 49684
(321) 439-3599
roger.amundsenii@gmail.com
Initial Apt. Date: 08/05/2019
Termination: 04/04/2022

Caitlin Early
201W 12th St., TC 49684
(317) 431-1177
earlycait@gmail.com
Initial Apt. Date: 05/17/2021
Termination: 05/18/2024

Joshua Hoisington
201 W 17th St, TC, 49684
(517) 290-1442
joshua@northernspy.org
Initial Apt. Date: 05/17/2021
Termination: 05/17/2021