Public Art & Cultural Commission

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    The Public Art & Cultural Commission consists of nine members appointed by City Council. The term of office is three years.

    The Board is responsible for promoting and maintaining art displays in public buildings and public spaces in the City of Asheville. In addition the Board (1) facilitates public art in public buildings and public spaces; (2) informs the residents of and visitors to Asheville about public art; (3) advances the City of Asheville as an “arts destination” and engages public art as a major attraction for artists, cultural tourism, and economic development; (4) is responsible for approving the site and content of public art; (5) is responsible for developing a procedure for the selection of art and/or artists, which will include public input as well as appropriate staff review. The Public Art Board shall follow its Public Art Policy and Implementation Guidelines as modified and/or amended every five years; and (6) recommends to City Council the acceptance of works of art.

    The board meets the fourth Thursday of January, March, May, July, September and November at 4:00 p.m., in the 1st floor conference room of City Hall. The normal length of the meeting is one to two hours.

    Chair Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith -

    Board Members

    PACC Current Committee Roster

    General Information

    2010 Annual Report
    2011 PACC Annual Report 
    2012 PACC Annual Report
    2013 PACC Annual Report
    2014 PACC Annual Report
    2015 PACC Annual Report

    Current PACC Members

    Subcommittee By-laws

    Advocacy Subcommittee Guidelines
    Community Engagement & Partnership Subcommittee Guidelines
    Education Subcommittee Guidelines
    Public Art Maintenance Subcommittee Guidelines
    Urban Trail Subcommittee Guidelines

    Public Art and Cultural Commission Agenda:

    Agenda September 22, 2016

    Public Art and Cultural Commission Minutes

    July 28, 2016
    May 26, 2016
    March 26, 2015
    April 23, 2015
    June 25,2015
    July 23, 2015
    September 24, 2015
    November 19, 2015

    January 28, 2016
    March 24, 2016

    Minutes for prior meetings are available by e-mailing

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