Cultural Council of Birmingham-Bloomfield

The Cultural Council of Birmingham Bloomfield is a non-profit 501c-3 that promotes and supports the cultural life in our community, honors citizens and businesses that have had an impact on the arts, raises funds to support and insure the sculpture program “Birmingham Art in Public Spaces”, and works to illuminate the many cultural activities and resources available across the Birmingham Bloomfield area.

Announcing the 2022 Birmingham Bloomfield Cultural Arts Winners

Credit to Laurie Tennent Photography

John Rutherford

2022 Cultural Arts Award

Nurturing artistic voices

Howard Hertz

2022 Special Lifetime Achievement Award

Champion for artistic freedom

Village Players

2022 Partners with the Arts Award

100 years of vibrant community theatre

This year’s honorees will be celebrated at a limited in-person event at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center on Fri. October 14, 2022, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The ceremony will be broadcast on local cable and available below following the event.

City Bloom Birmingham

Come Walk With Us!

Laurie Tennent, along with Robert Kidd Gallery and the City of Birmingham, present an outdoor installation of artwork along the Rouge River Trail. Walk through Booth Park, Quarton Lake and Linden Park to view and enjoy Laurie’s amazing botanical photos tucked in along the trails. Exhibition runs through October 2021.

Enjoy the video of
The 2022 Birmingham Bloomfield Cultural Arts Awards

Congratulations to:

  • John W. Rutherford, 2022 Birmingham Bloomfield Cultural Arts Award
  • Howard Hertz, Special Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree
  • Village Theater, Partners with the Arts Award

Presented by the Cultural Council of Birmingham Bloomfield in conjunction with The Community House, the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, The Birmingham Eccentric (, and Bloomfield Cable TV

Birmingham Public Art

Public art is a vital part of the City of Birmingham. Art creates a richly diverse and meaningful experience while enhancing the visual character of our community. We invite you to enjoy the art we have on display and engage a friend, neighbor, or stranger on which piece is their favorite.

Sculpture of the Month

Pyramid Earth

Kegham Tazian 
Bronze, 1994
Linden Park

Dedicated September 10, 2021, Pyramid Earth was installed in Linden Park as part of Birmingham’s Art in Public Spaces. Donated by the internationally known artist and local resident Kegham Tazian, its East-facing and West-facing hemispheres and height suggest upward mobility and strength.

Pyramid Earth
Photo by Vahe Tazian