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Creative Opportunities

Art Opportunities/Exhibitions

Novi Civic Theatre
Dance Opportunities

Community Performance Groups


The Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department is seeking talented individuals to become instructors. Classes for all age ranges include painting, drawing, fabric work, mosaics, quilting, recycled art, jewelry making, photography, musical instrument group instruction and all varieties of dance. If you have a way with people and a fl air for arts, crafts, music, dance, or other specialty, please share your talents with the community.

If you are interested in teaching a class at Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department please contact Amelia Purdy at or 248.735.5615. Information for cultural arts summer camps including art, theater and dance is available on pages on the Camps page.


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Visit the Cultural Arts section of our website for more informatioon Community Art.
2015 Summer Art Camps


This public gallery is coordinated by the Novi Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department. The gallery provides local artists the opportunity to display their work in the space and share it with the public.

If you are interested in showcasing your artwork in the atrium in 2016, please stop by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services office for an application or click on the link below. The deadline for submission is September 4, 2015. For more information contact Rochelle Vallance at or 248-347-0400.

2016 Civic Center Atrium Exhibition Space Application, Guidelines and Checklist.
Civic Center Atrium Exhibit Schedule.


Six evening workshops designed to help you understand the functions of your camera and demonstrate how to turn your snapshots into memorable photographs. Learn how to apply the basic elements of art to your photography and learn how to visualize, anticipate, and create lasting memories. Bring your Interchangeable Lens Compact Camera (ILC), Mirrorless Compact Zoom Lens Camera (CSC), or Digital Single Lens Refl ex Camera (DSLR) and Instruction Booklet (required). Note: This is not for iPhone cameras. Video and Studio Lighting are not covered.

Date Day Time Age
May 21-Jun 25 Thu 7–8:30pm 16–Adult
Price: Res. $63 / Non-Res. $76 (6 week session)
Instructor: Jim Farkas
Location: Township Hall
Registration Ends: May 18

Need a camera but aren’t sure what to buy? Be sure to attend the free session at the Novi Library THURSDAY, MAY 7th at 7pm where Jim Farkas will discuss the different types of cameras and their functions. Learn before you buy! Pre-register by calling 248.347.0414.


The Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit continues to offer a unique blend of nature and art at the Civic Center Campus. Enjoy a stroll on the walking paths of Fuerst Park and experience the beauty of nature mixed with the creation of the human hand.

For more information regarding the exhibit or if you are interested in sponsoring our program for the 2015-16 exhibition season, please contact Rochelle Vallance at or 248.347.0509.

Click here for more information on the Public Sculpture Exhibit.


Villa Barr is a four-acre property, previously owned by internationally renowned artist David Barr, which includes a home, studio, and sculpture garden. Future plans for the property include a public park, sculpture garden, and cultural education center. Stay tuned for updates and upcoming program opportunities.

Click here for more information on Villa Barr.



Tickets Information
Tickets for Novi Civic Theatre shows go on sale one month before the show opens and can be purchased in advanced at the Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services office, by calling 248-347-0400 or online. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the day of the show one hour before the show begins.

Visit the Cultural Arts section of our website for more information on the Novi Civic Theatre.



These two day workshops are presented by the famous Flint Youth Theatre, the only professional theatre in the state of Michigan dedicated to performances for youth and family audiences. Their professional acting instructor will work with the younger participants on character exploration and development, and the older group will focus on story creation and improvisational playwriting. All levels of experience are welcome!

Date Day Time Grades
May 16 & 23 Sat 11am-12pm 1-4
May 16 & 23 Sat 12:15-1:45pm 5-8
Price: Group 1 Res. $23 / Non Res. $28
          Group 2 Res. $33 / Non Res. $40
Instructor: Flint Youth Theatre
Location: Novi Civic Center
Registration Ends: May 11


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Class Component

Students will learn footwork techniques, proper use of skirt technique (upper body), choreographic patterns and formations. Some props may be used such as fans, rattles, rebozo, bandannas, etc. Dance shoes with leather sole preferred, no sneakers. Students will learn about different Mexican folk dances by region. All levels are welcome.

Dance/Culture Class Component

Students will learn about the most important holidays in Mexico as well as the culture and traditions. Kids will learn and improve Spanish with speaking and writing games and activities.

Session 3

Date Day Time Age Activity
May 7-Jun 12* Thu 6-8pm 6-10 Dance/Culture
  Fri 6-7pm   Dance
May 7-Jun 12* Thu 6-8pm 11-17 Culture/Dance
  Fri 7-8pm   Dance
May 7-Jun 12* Thu / Fri 8-9pm 18+ Dance
*No class May 14, May 22
Instructor: Elsa Carrera and Carolina Harris
Price: Res. $51 / Non Res. $61
Location: Thu - Novi Civic Center / Fri – Holy Family Church
Registration Ends: Apr 30



Surf’s up dude! Come out to Lakeshore Beach and join us for an awesome dance party! This event is in honor of National Dance Day, a nationwide event to encourage dance as a way to good fun and good health. The party will include a fun Hawaiian dance class in the sand along with pizza from Tony Sacco’s, punch, tunes and a free day pass to Lakeshore Park. The beach will be open for swimming, so do not forget your suit! This is a BYOBC event – Bring Your Own Beach Chair!

Date Day Time Age
Jul 26 Sun 1-3pm All
Price: $7 per person
Registration Ends: Jul 21. Pre-registration is required.
Location: The beach at Lakeshore Park. Park in the Lakeshore parking lot and walk through the tunnel to check in on the beach. The party will take place at Lakeshore Shelter #2 in case of inclement weather.



Come meet our great instructors and take a tour of our dance studio! We will have interactive dance demonstrations going on throughout the open house, with opportunities for you to meet the instructors and fi nd out more information about our classes. Demonstrations will include a special performance by Ballet Folklórico México Lindo at 2pm, a Princess Ballet dance session and more. Registration information will be available on site. This is a free community event for all to enjoy! No registration or RSVP needed, just show-up and bring friends!

Date Day Time Age
Aug 22 Sat 1-3pm All
Location: Novi Civic Center




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The Novi Concert Band invites interested adult musicians to join the group and meet new people who love to play music. The Concert Band rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:30pm and performs throughout Novi and the surrounding area. Please contact for more information.



Do you love to sing and want to be a part of sharing the joy of music within our community? Join the Novi Choralaires! The Choralaires are seeking new members for all voice parts. All who are interested in joining for the 2015 Fall Season are invited to attend the open rehearsals. The Novi Choralaires, founded in 1975, is a chorus of men and women from Novi and the surrounding communities brought together by a shared love of music and fellowship. They perform a Holiday Concert series in December, a Spring Concert in May, and at a number of venues throughout the season, which runs from September through May. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at the Novi Middle School from 7:30-9:30 pm. For more information contact Betsey Hage at or 248.348.2919. For more information about the concerts, please visit .


Date Day Time Age Location
Sep 8 & 15 Tue 7:30pm 18+ Novi Middle School
Choir Room