Arts Commission

Arts Commissioners

Sarah Bakken

Amanda Conn

Camron Gnass

Sharon Novasel

Scott Pohl

Matthew Thornton

David Wilber

The Dimondale Village Council approved an Ordinance creating an Arts Commission to oversee the implementation of public art throughout the Village. The six-member Commission was created in 2020 and is awarded its first project, art at the park next to the basketball court on the corner of Bridge and Jefferson streets.

Donations may be made to the Dimondale Arts Commission for the acquisition of public art by contacting the Village Office at 517-646-0230 or emailing

To apply to be a member of the Arts Commission, complete the citizen involvement form.

Ivan Iler Press Release

Thanks to @fox47news and @YasmeenLudy for featuring our Village again! Hear directly from the artist @ivan.iler and the Arts Commission Chair @camrong about this exciting piece! See the amazing photo from 1907 that inspired the sculpture that will be installed early this summer in the pocket park.



The Arts Commission for the Village is looking for public art enthusiasts to serve as two additional commissioners. It is a well-accepted principle, that the placement of public art contributes to a community’s identity, fosters a sense of pride and belonging, and enhances the quality of life. Arts and culture can enliven, awaken, and stimulate a space and the people around that space, thus creating a deeper sense of community and “place”. A desire to strengthen this attachment for residents and visitors alike, and an appreciation for Dimondale’s unique character, drive the effort to introduce public art in Dimondale.


The Commission consists of three to seven individuals appointed by the Village Council. Applicants are not required to live in the Village, although over fifty percent of the commissioners must be Village residents. We are seeking those with varying backgrounds with the intention of reflecting the full diversity of the arts community and the community as a whole. Commissioners are uncompensated and serve a three-year term. For more information see Ordinance 284 Public Art and Arts Commission (visit:


All applicants must complete a Citizen Involvement Application (available at submit it to the Village Office by May 11th, 2022. Applications will be evaluated by the Arts Commission at the May 16th meeting and appointments will be made at the regular Village Council meeting on Monday June 13th. For more information contact the Village Office at 517-646-0230.