Commission for the Arts

The Commission for the Arts’ mission is to encourage and support Arts and Culture in the City of Royal Oak.  

The Commission for the Arts is accepting nominations for the 2018 Community Arts Award. The award is given out during the annual Celebration of the Arts. If you wish to nominate someone, please complete this form.

If you are an artist, non-profit or public school looking for grant information please browse our listing of arts and culture grant opportunities.

Summer Concert Series

Summer Concert Series

Art Explored

Art Explored

11 Mile Art Project

11 Mile Art Project



Public Display of Art

The City of Royal Oak recognizes the importance of arts and culture to a vibrant, healthy, and sustainable community.  The City strives to promote and encourage arts and culture through the public and private display of art.

Establishing Guidelines

This policy establishes guidelines and procedures for the review, selection, acceptance, donation, placement, deaccession, maintenance, and safe display of temporary or permanent public art on, in, or a part of Royal Oak assets, property, and rights-of-way to provide for the opportunity for the increased, sustained, safe, and appropriate display of public art within the City of Royal Oak.

The City of Royal Oak has developed this policy in compliance with City Code of Ordinances Chapter 36, “Commission for the Arts”.

This policy is intended to operate in conjunction with the established City of Royal Oak Code of Ordinances, and does not supersede or replace any ordinance in the City Code.

Public Art Policy

You can read the full Public Art Policy (PDF) here.                                                       

Application for Public Art

If you would like to submit an application for public art display under this policy, the application be found here (PDF).
Art Explored Walking Adventure

Self-Guided Walking Adventure

Explore art in downtown Royal Oak with a self-guided tour.

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