Anton Art Center, Mt. Clemens MI
Nov 30, 2022 5:30 PM
Phil Gilchrist, Executive Director
Anton Art Center, Mt. Clemens MI

Phil began working with the Anton Art Center as Grant Coordinator in 2009 and assumed his current role as Executive Director in October 2015.

Phil studied photography and ceramics, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Northern Michigan University in 2005, and a Master of Public Administration from Wayne State University in 2013. Phil has served in leadership roles in the Mount Clemens Art Association, Mount Clemens Kiwanis Club and Macomb County Pride, and serves on the Marketing and Programs Committee of the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce and Program Councils for Leadership Macomb and Junior Leadership Macomb programs. In 2019, Phil was appointed by Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel to the Macomb Art Institute Authority, and in 2020 Phil was appointed by Mayor Laura Kropp to the Board of the Mount Clemens Downtown Development Authority.

As a nearly life-long resident of Mount Clemens, Phil is passionate about making a difference in his community through the arts and focuses on creating opportunities for people throughout Macomb County to experience creativity firsthand. He takes interest in how the arts support education, health, community and economic development, and the role that arts play in different cultures and communities.