Public Art and Cultural Commission

The Public Art and Cultural Commission 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 & Cultural Commission consists of nine members appointed by City Council.

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


Scheduled Meetings

New! The Public Art and Cultural Commission will hold a special meeting at 4 pm on Tuesday December 1, 2020. This is the first meeting of the board since the onset of the pandemic.

AGENDA (materials are linked in agenda)

Remote Meeting Details:

– Watch live on the City’s YouTube channel  or on the website

-Listen live via phone by calling 855-925-2801 and entering meeting code 9182

-Send public comments to: 

The normal length of the meeting is one to two hours. Documents from prior meetings are available by e-mailing Stephanie Monson Dahl

or calling her at 828-337-4111



Katie Cornell, Chairperson

Valeria Watson, Vice Chairperson

Ali McGhee

Andrew Fletcher

Pete Perez

Johanna Hagerty

Constance Richards

Jasmine Washington

Marsha Almodovar

City council liaison:  Sheneika Smith

Contact Information

Stephanie Monson Dahl