Art Explored

The Art Explored Program features art from local and regional artists, bringing their works into the community of Royal Oak. Donors with art of all mediums are welcome to apply, and will be compensated for lending their art to the city.

The 2023-2024 Art Explored Application is now closed.

We anticipate letting applicants know if their work was accepted and any appropriate next steps in January 2024.

To qualify, artists shall submit an application along with a brief biography of the artist, an image (drawing or other visual representation of the artwork), and, if applicable, visual representation of a proposed location for the artwork.

Donors of selected art pieces will be granted up to $1,000 for the display of their artwork for a period of one year. During this time, the donor will retain ownership of their work. Upon completion of the initial yar, the Commission for the Arts, on behalf of the City of Royal Oak, may consider recommending the purchase, renewal or removal of the artwork. All pieces of artwork selected and displayed in and around the city shall be provided a plaque detailing the artist's name, title of work and other relevant information.

  If you have any questions, please contact Susan Barkman