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.

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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 Perdomo,  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 Perdomo,  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 (CACC)
  • Denise Cugliari - Event Coordinator
  • Maureen Perdomo,  Sponsor Coordinator
  • Doris Galvin - Marketing  (D&B Strategic Marketing)
  • Bridget Favre - Marketing  (D&B Strategic Marketing)
  • Leslie Surel - Website (Surelutions)
  • Anita Mosier - Volunteer Coordinator
  • Leslie Olivarez - Elf Coordinator (CACC)
  • Chelsea Police Department
  • Barb Jaynes - Gingerbread Displays
  • Chelsea Children's Co-op Preschool
  • Tammy Mason - Tree Lighting (Rotary Club)
  • Deanna Robbins - Live Nativity (Gateway Restoration)
  • Chelsea Comfort Inn and Village Conference Center
  • Bill O’Reilly - (Chelsea Area Historical Museum) 
  • Dan Righter - Cookie Decorating (ATA Martial Arts)
  • Chelsea Area Fighter Authority - Pups with Presents
  • Patty Roberts - (Chelsea District Library)
  • Lu Parsons - Gingerbread Homes (Keller Williams)
  • Katina Blanchard - Santa Decor (Vintage Barn boutique)
  • Material Girls Bazaar
  • Chelsea First United Methodist
  • Leann Ceto- First Congregational Church  
  • Chelsea Senior Center -Sweet Treats
  • Travis Cox - Hot Cocoa (Ink Frenzy)
  • Josh Kuck - Lights Out (Main Street Church)
  • Bob Mock - Toys for Tots & Teens (Palmer Auto Service)
  • Lisa Allmendinger - Media (ChelseaUpdate.com)
  • Patti Schick - Toys for Tots & Teens
  • Santa

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