Public Art and Culture Commission

The Public Art and Culture Commission (PACC) is responsible for promoting and maintaining art displays in public buildings and public spaces in the City of Asheville. The Commission assists in bringing public art into public spaces, is responsible for approving the site and content of public art and recommends to City Council works of art for acceptance. They inform residents and visitors of Asheville about public art and engage public art as a major attraction for artists, cultural tourism, and economic development to advance The City of Asheville as an “arts destination.” The Commission is also responsible for developing a procedure for the selection of art/ 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. 

The Public Art & Culture Commission consists of nine members appointed by various community organizations or the City of Asheville.

  1. City Council shall endeavor to appoint six members from the private sector of the community.
  2. One staff member of ArtsAVL, or a designated arts agency in Buncombe County, appointed by the director of the arts agency.
  3. One staff member from Explore Asheville, appointed by the director of Explore Asheville.
  4. One faculty or administrative staff member from a local higher-education institution within Buncombe County with a designated arts program, appointed by the art program’s chair.

View current members and board composition requirements here.

For more information the City of Asheville’s Public Art Program, including any recent calls for artists, visit this page.

 


Upcoming Meetings and Announcements

The Public Art and Culture Commission’s next regular meeting will be May 16 (Third Thursday) from 4-5 p.m. in City Hall’s first floor conference room (70 Court Plaza). *Meeting agendas, documents and other information available in the table below. 

 


Regular Meeting Schedule

Regular PACC meetings will be in-person in City Hall’s first floor conference room (70 Court Plaza) from 4 to 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. All meetings will be live streamed on the City’s YouTube Channel and the Public Art and Culture Commission’s Public Input Page.
 
Written comments may be submitted via email before 5:00 p.m. the day before the meeting and will be provided to PACC members prior to the meeting. The email address for public comments is pacc@publicinput.com. The public may also provide public comment during the meeting, but comments must be made in-person.
 
Have an issue with participating in a board or commission meeting, in person or virtually? Use this form to let us know!
 
 

Agendas and Documents

Agenda
(materials linked in agenda)

Notes

Video Recordings &
Approved Minutes

May 16, 2024 – Regular Meeting

Agenda

In-person meeting, livestreamed. 

 

April 25, 2024 – Regular Meeting

Agenda

In-person meeting, livestreamed. 

April 2024 Video

April 2024 Meeting Minutes

March 21, 2024 – Regular Meeting

Agenda

In-person meeting, livestreamed.

March 2024 Video

March 2024 Meeting Minutes

February 15, 2024 – Regular Meeting
Agenda

In-person meeting, livestreamed.

February 2024 Video

February 2024 Meeting Minutes

January 18, 2024 – Annual Retreat
Agenda

In-person meeting – no livestream.
Center for Craft’s Morgan Board Room
12:00-5 p.m.

January 2024 Retreat Meeting Minutes

November 16, 2023 – Regular Meeting
Agenda

Virtual meeting – the public may comment during the meeting via Public Input by phone: 855-925-2801 and using meeting code: 9182

November 2023 Video

November 2023 Meeting Minutes

September 21, 2023 – Regular Meeting
Agenda

Virtual meeting – the public may comment during the meeting via Public Input by phone: 855-925-2801 and using meeting code: 9182

September 2023 Video

September 2023 Meeting Minutes

July 20, 2023 – Regular Meeting
Agenda

Virtual meeting – the public may comment during the meeting via Public Input by phone: 855-925-2801 and using meeting code: 9182

July 2023 Video

July 2023 Meeting Minutes

May 18, 2023 – Regular Meeting
Agenda

Virtual meeting – the public may comment during the meeting via Public Input by phone: 855-925-2801 and using meeting code: 9182

May 2023 Video 

May 2023 Meeting Minutes

March 16, 2023 – Regular Meeting
Agenda

Virtual meeting – the public may comment during the meeting via Public Input by phone: 855-925-2801 and using meeting code: 9182

March 2023 Video

March 2023 Meeting Minutes

 


Recent Annual Reports

2023 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

 


Public Art and Culture Commission Members

View current members and board composition requirements here.

Johanna Hagarty, Chair

Patricia Kappes, Vice Chair

Katie Cornell – Arts AVL

Brent Skidmore – UNCA

Penelope Whitman – Explore Asheville

Shirley Whitesides

Pete Perez

alexandria monque ravenel

Rachel Hanson

 

City Council liaison:  Sheneika Smith

 


Contact Information

Karli Stephenson