Cultural Council of Birmingham-Bloomfield

The Cultural Council of Birmingham Bloomfield promotes and supports the cultural life in our community, collaborating with other community organizations to honor citizens and businesses that have had an impact on the arts, raising 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.

Nominations Open for 2021 Cultural Arts Awards!

Know someone who has made an impact on the arts in the Birmingham/Bloomfield community?

* Nominate him or her for the 2021 Birmingham Bloomfield Cultural Arts Awards

Proudly sponsored by the Cultural Council of Birmingham/Bloomfield in conjunction with The Community House, the Observer & Eccentric Newspapers and the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, this year represents the 26th year that the awards have been granted. Past honorees have included musicians, philanthropists, writers, thespians, sculptors, painters, teachers, photographers, and volunteers.

A jury from the community will select the winners. Due to the changing nature of the Pandemic, we will plan for both a virtual or an in-person event at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center to be held at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.

Click HERE to fill out your nomination form or download it online from our website.

Deadline for nominations is July 25, 2021

* Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township and Franklin or beyond

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.

Announcing the 25th Annual Birmingham Bloomfield Cultural Arts Award Honorees

Sponsored by the Cultural Council of Birmingham Bloomfield, in conjunction with The Community House, The Observer and Eccentric Newspapers, the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center and Bloomfield Cablevision.

Kerry Mills

Kerry Mills

2020 Birmingham Bloomfield Cultural Arts Award

The Heart of Birmingham Concert Band

Sue Marx

Sue Marx

Special Lifetime Achievement Award

Her Lens Films Life

Jason Polan

Jason Polan

Special Posthumous Award

He Drew to Help the World See

Bloomfield Township Public Library Partners with the Arts Award
Photo: Balthazar Korab

Bloomfield Township Public Library

Partners with the Arts Award

Giving All Arts a Voice

Birmingham Bloomfield Cultural Arts Awards

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

The Counselor

Christopher Yockey (b. 1976)
Painted steel, 2008 City of Birmingham Purchase
Old Woodward parking structure

Now living in Long Island City, this Michigan artist is a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art and assists Mark di Suvero at Spacetime Studio. His pieces are inspired by the way he perceives and interacts with motion and form. An avid hockey player, Yockey has long been interested in the poetic movements of skaters and respect for special relationships of the game with the opposing players, which is translated into his work. He describes this colorful sculpture as “twisted bands of intertwined steel.”