Art graduated from Michigan State University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. He has been certified since November 1, 1978. Art has resided in the City of Lapeer since September, 1976. He is a member of the Lapeer Optimist Club and has served on the boards of various non-profit organizations throughout the past several decades, including eight years of service on the Lapeer Community Schools school board. Currently he serves as chairman of the City of Lapeer TIFA, as well as the City of Lapeer LDFA.