National Endowment for the ArtsThe City of Novi strives to offer a variety of parks and green spaces for its residents to play, learn, and be inspired. Fuerst Park provides great opportunities to enjoy musical performances, gather with friends, or take a stroll across the rolling grounds. It has been an initiative of the Cultural Arts Advisory Board and the Novi Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department to enhance this great space with unique and inspirational public art pieces. For the past few years we have been working diligently on discovering new ways to fund these public art displays.

The City of Novi received a grant for the purpose of enhancing the 2017 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit on the Novi Civic enter Campus. This grant was awarded by the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the grant funding was matched by the Novi Parks Foundation. We encourage you to take some time and head out to the park to enjoy the art!

Fuerst Park

Artist Kathy Pizzo standing next to her sculpture Apollo

Apollo by Kathy Rose Pizzo

  Artist Gary Kulak standing next to his sculpture Blue Square Back

Blue Square Back by Gary Kulak

Aculpture by John Sauve

Strum and Drang by John Sauve

Surveyor sculpture by Charlie O'Green

The Surveyor by Charlie O’Geen

Sonata sculpture by David Barr

Sonata by David Barr



Novi Civic Center

Split Rock sculpture by David Barr
Split Rock by David Barr
Going Green sculpture by Jack Howard Potter
Going Green by Jack Howard Potter


Pavilion Shore Park

The Novi Parks Foundation generously donated a sculpture to this park by Novi’s own famous artist, David Barr, called Fate of Empires. This sculpture represents the rise, fall of civilizations, and connects with this properties history as it has been the site of a casino, amusement park, and dance hall in the past. Now as a public park we can reflect on the area’s history and how we would like to shape the City going forward.

Fate of Empires sculpture by David Barr

Baseline Marker

David Barr speaking about his baseline marker sculpture
International artist and Novi resident David Barr speaks about his Baseline Marker sculpture at its dedication on September 20, 2011

Located in the ITC Community Sports Park at Eight Mile and Napier Roads, the Baseline Marker is the third in the series designed by Novi Artist, David Barr. The marker was created in cooperation with several organizations and individuals in the Novi area and had significant funding support from the Americana Foundation. Dedicated in 2011, Novi's obelisk has key elements depicting Novi's farm and fruit growing origins, the railroad, Grand River Avenue, and other early modes of transportation essential to Novi's economy, as well as Novi's transition to a recreation destination for Detroit. Contact the Novi Historical Commission Chairperson at the Novi Public Library at 248-349-0720 for additional information.

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