Public Art & Cultural Commission

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 -

General Information

2010 PACC Annual Report
2011 PACC Annual Report 
2012 PACC Annual Report
2013 PACC Annual Report
2014 PACC Annual Report
2015 PACC Annual Report
2016 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 August 27, 2017 Work Session 
Agenda July 27, 2017 Regular Meeting

Agenda June 22, 2017
Agenda April 27, 2017 Work Session
Agenda: March 23, 2017


Public Art and Cultural Commission Minutes

January 26, 2017
February 23, 2017 Work Session
March 23, 2017
April 27, 2017 Work Session
July 27, 2017 Regular Meeting

January 28, 2016
March 24, 2016
May 26, 2016
July 28, 2016
September 22, 2016
November 17, 2016

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


Minutes for prior meetings are available by e-mailing