About the Organizers

Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights, the Sounds & Sights Summer Festival and Hometown Holiday are brought to you by the Chelsea Area Festivals & Events, which is a not-for-profit organization in Chelsea, Michigan.  The festivals are funded through sponsorships and donations. Our events draw thousands of visitors each year, and would not be possible without the support of local businesses, non-profits, and many, many volunteers in the community.

volunteer iconIf you love our events, we could use your help! Please sign up online or contact us to let us know you're interested in volunteering.

Mission Statement:

Chelsea Area Festivals & Events is a not-for-profit organization that enriches Chelsea, and the surrounding communities, by promoting the presentation of and participation in quality performing and visual arts throughout the year.

 

Board of Directors

  • Craig Common - President
  • Bob Pierce - Treasurer
  • Gary Munce - Secretary

Staff

Committee Members

Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights

  • Craig Common - President of Board
  • Doris Galvin & Bridget Favre - Marketing Coordinators (D&B Strategic Marketing)
  • Gary Munce - Entertainment Advisor
  • Bob Pierce  - Logistics
  • George Merkel - Logistics
  • Denise Cugliari - Event Coordinator
  • Maureen Permodo,  Sponsor Coordinator
  • Dave Marsh - Logistics
  • Patty Roberts - Comedy Coordinator (Chelsea District Library)
  • Leslie Surel - Website (Surelutions)

Sounds & Sights Festival

  • Craig Common- President of Board
  • Bob Pierce and George Merkel - Logistics
  • Maureen Permodo,  Sponsor Coordinator
  • Denise Culigari - Event Coordinator & Chalk Art
  • Crystal Scott - Art Market Coordinator & Chalk Art
  • Doris Galvin & Bridget Favre - Marketing Coordinators (D&B Strategic Marketing)
  • Gary Munce - Entertainment Advisor
  • Anita Mosier - Volunteer Coordinator
  • David Wesner - Knight of Columbus Volunteers
  • Leslie Surel - Website (Surelutions)
  • Vicki Kaiser - Car Show Coordinator
  • Phil Tolliver - Food Zone Coordinator
  • HK Leonard - Pet Parade (Chelsea Farmer Supply)
  • Dave Marsh - Logistics
  • Ed Toth (Chelsea Police Department)
  • Jessica Federico - KidZone Coordinator
  • Jon Van Hoek (Monitors Baseball)
  • Tammy Lehman (Lehman & Scheffler Real Estate Services)

Hometown Holiday

  • Monica Monsma - Secretary of Board (Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce)
  • Denise Cugliari - Event Coordinator
  • Doris Galvin & Bridget Favre - Marketing Coordinators (D&B Strategic Marketing)
  • Leslie Surel - Website (Surelutions)
  • Chelsea Police Department
  • Barb Jaynes - Gingerbread Displays
  • Chelsea Children's Co-op Preschool
  • Deanna Robbins - Live Nativity (Gateway Restoration)
  • Breakfast with Santa (Chelsea Comfort Inn and Village Conference Center)

SculptureWalk Chelsea

  • Craig Common - President of Board
  • Bob Pierce  - Logistics
  • Crystal Scott - Visual Arts Coordinator
  • Doris Galvin & Bridget Favre - Marketing Coordinators (D&B Strategic Marketing)
  • Denise Cugliari - Event Coordinator
  • Maureen Permodo,  Sponsor Coordinator
  • Patty Roberts - Chelsea District Library
  • John Hanifan - City Manager
  • Patty Schwartz - Advisor