With an active mission of building communities through public art, the Sauvé Art Foundation has raised over a million dollars in contributions to community arts programming since its inception.  The Sauvé Art Foundation provides opportunities for people to give back to their community through high visibility public art projects, education programs, and events.   Public Art programming enriches the lives of everyone and has a direct economic impact on the communities that embrace these projects.  To find out more about how you can become involved with the Sauvé Art Foundation or how to bring these events to your community, please contact: sauveartfoundation@gmail.com


The Sauvé Art Foundation has a proven record of building community through public art.  The City of Royal Oak presented a Resolution of Recognition to John Sauvé for his public art projects with the Boy's and Girls Club of Oakland County.  He was also recognized with the 2008 Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects for designing the Green Oak Village Place Sculpture Park.  And most recently, the Mayor of Brighton presented John Sauvé with Community Art Award for his commitment to community and his establishing the Brighton Biennial Sculpture Exhibit.


On February 25, 2010, John Sauvé will be presenting in conjunction with the Good Design: Ideas from Herman Miller exhibit at Henry Ford Museum. An exhibition about the company and designers who revolutionized the look and feel of the modern workplace.

On June 18, 2010 at the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Sauvé Art Foundation will be Premiering "Cityscapes The Documentary" with a presentation by Birmingham Mayor Scott Moore. Cityscapes Artists include Mark di Suvero, Dennis Oppenheim, Ken Thompson, John Sauvé, Nathan Diana, Chris Yockey, Jay Wholley, Jene Highstein and Harry Gordon.

The Sauvé Art Foundation is presenting the Blue Water International Sculpture Exhibit in the summer of 2010.  The sculpture exhibit will span two countries with artwork located in Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario.

Celebrating over 100 years in the City of Detroit, the Scarab Club in conjunction with the Sauvé Art Foundation have created an outdoor sculpture exhibit on the grounds of the Scarab Club. The Opening Reception is May 21, 2010 and the exhibit runs through the Spring of 2011.  A Sculpture Exhibit reception is planed for August 26, 2010 at 6PM with the Artists and other entertainment.


The Sauvé Art Foundation in conjunction the Hetrick-Martin Institute and the The Highline in Manhattan will be presenting the "Man in the City" project as a Public Art Event  the week of August 16-20 located on the Highline. www.hmi.org www.thehighline.org

A series of Public Art presentations is underway with the big ten universities and Art Schools throughout the midwest. The series promotes the importance of public art and the impact is has on the community.


The multi award winning Art & Design show is now available on demand through the Sauvé Art Foundation website.  With an active interview schedule be sure to look for updated Art & Design show listings.  DVD Copies are available through the Sauvé Art Foundation Store.


The Sauvé Art Foundation Films is  an award-winning film and video production studio specializing in documentaries on public art.  With two documentaries currently playing on PBS and several in pre-production, Sauvé Art Foundation Films tell the stories that create community.  Sauvé Art Foundation Films serve as the focal point for presentations, screenings, social networking, exhibits, case studies and panel discussions.  Be part of the preview screenings before they hit the market; with writers, directors and producers available for a Q & A. These screenings provide an excellent chance to meet investors and learn about their film-making experiences.  DVD Copies are available through the Sauvé Art Foundation Store.


The Green Oak Village Place Sculpture Park Catalog and the Cityscapes Catalog are available through the Sauvé Art Foundation Store.


Music and Musicians have played a Major role in the establishment of the Sauvé Art Foundation.  These Artists are available through the Sauvé Art Foundation Store.


With a contribution of $100.00 you can become a Sauvé Art Foundation Founding Member.  With your paid membership you will receive a Limited Edition Sauvé Art Foundation Tee Shirt, An attractive Label Pin suitable for any occasion, You will be added to the Sauvé Art Foundation Red Carpet Event list and added to the SAF Newsletter, Receive updates on the Art & Design Show,  and most importantly, help bring public art to the community.

Sauvé Art Foundation in the News

Sauvé Art Foundation Fundraiser

The Sauvé Art Foundation Fundraiser was held at the Big Rock Chop House in Downtown Birmingham on November 18, 2009.  A special guest appearance by signer/songwriter Liz Larin.  The buzz surrounding Liz Larin and her music began with international exposure from her two Atlantic Records CDs.  Liz was generous enough to donate half of all event CD sales to the Sauvé Art Foundation Fundraiser.  With the support of artists like Liz Larin, we create the opportunity for artistic leadership.  To find out how you can be an artist leader contact: sauveartfoundation@gmail.com

Comcast Newsmakers

Comcast Newsmakers Interview with John Sauvé Curator of the City of Birmingham Cityscapes Sculpture Exhibit.  In 2006, The City of Birmingham asked John Sauvé to become the Chairperson of the Art in Public Places Committee.   By the second meeting John Sauvé submitted a project proposal and was selected as the Curator of the Cityscapes 2008 sculpture exhibit.   John Sauvé, serving as a representative of the Sauvé Art Foundation approached Pam and Tim Hill from the Hill Gallery to create the most important sculpture exhibit in the Midwest, Cityscapes 2008.