In April 2019, the Anton Art Center, in partnership with the City of Mount Clemens, Mount Clemens Downtown Development Authority, and Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, engaged with Artspace to host a series of focus groups and a public meeting to explore whether Mount Clemens could be the home of a new Artspace live/work development. Participants from our community and across the region came together in a show of support, illustrating the need for greater arts infrastructure and affordable live/work facilities for area artists.


After reviewing the data and information collected during the Preliminary Feasibility Visit, Artspace has recommended that Mount Clemens consider moving forward with a mixed-use artist live/work development, and undertake a market survey to determine how large a development and what types of amenities would be desired and feasible. The Artspace steering committee is working with Artspace now to develop the market survey, which we anticipate will be available in January, 2020.


Financial support for the feasibility study was received from the DTE Foundation, Macomb County Planning & Economic Development, and the Mount Clemens Downtown Development Authority. Financial support for the market survey is being provided by the DTE Foundation, and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.


Artspace Steering Committee

Mayor Barb Dempsey, City of Mount Clemens, Co-Chair

Phil Gilchrist, Anton Art Center, Co-Chair

Linda Davis-Kirksey, Davis-Kirksey & Associates 

Toni Davison, The Fashion Factory  

Greg DeLauro, Anton Art Center 

Sean Maxwell, Artist 

Stephen Saph, Jr., Mount Clemens Downtown Development Authority 

Brian Tingley, City of Mount Clemens

Michelle Weiss, Mount Clemens Downtown Development Authority

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Anton Art Center
125 Macomb Place
Mount Clemens, MI 48043

Phone (586) 469-8666

Fax (586) 469-4529

Holiday Hours

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am to 8:00pm (December only)

Sunday: Noon-4pm

Monday: Closed

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