Public Arts Commission

Created under Ordinance No. 2015.13, Jackson Public Arts Commission is an advisory body to the City Council with the goal to improve the quality of public spaces and make Jackson a better place to live and work.  Five (5) members nominated by the Mayor and approved by City Council, who shall be residents of the City. Members shall serve for 3-year terms. Members shall have experience and/or an interest in the placement, creation, or designation of public art.  The Arts Commission may appoint up to three (3) appointed ex-officio members, the City Manager or his/her designee, one City Councilmember, and one representative of Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History. Ex-officio members will be appointed to 3-year terms. The public art commission's strategic plan can be found here.

Jackson Public Arts Commission is not a source of funding or granting agency. Any proposed project should address the plan to cover expenses.

This application is required to be completed in full for those who wish to propose a project within the City of Jackson. Please allow a minimum of three months for project review: online application.

Current Public Art Projects

Glidden Parker Mural Project

Preservation of the Louise Nevelson Summer Night Tree

Pop Up Mural Project

Proposed Public Art Locations

The Jackson Public Arts Commission is reviewing possible sites in the City to be used for public art installations. Click this link to see where.

Meeting Schedule

The Jackson Public Arts Commission meets on the Third Tuesday of Each Month
5:30PM on the 10th Floor Conference Room - City Hall, 161 W. Michigan Ave.

Agendas, Minutes and Bylaws
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

A copy of JPAC's bylaws can be found here.

View Recent Meeting Agendas


Date Appointed
Term Ending
  5/28/18 Vacant

Doug Jones
2102 Dale Rd. 49203
Sheila Troxel
905 Briarcliff Rd. 49203
7/12/16 5/28/19 Brenda C. Pilgrim
1307 Lansing Ave. 49202
5/12/15 5/28/16 Stacy Harrison (Chairwoman)
307 W. Mason St. 49203

Statutory Ex-Officio's

  5/28/18 Katie Gigliotti (ex-officio)
Ella Sharp Museum
5/12/15 5/28/18 Patrick Burtch (ex-officio)
City Manager
  5/28/18 Bill Jors (ex-officio) City Council (Mayor)

Appointed Ex-Officio's

8/23/16 6/22/18 Melissa Morse
222 N. Wisner St. 49202
6/23/15 6/22/17 Seth M.Duimstra
3425 Roosevelt Rd. 49203
6/23/15 6/22/18 Kim Curtis
634 N. Mechanic St. 49202