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.

Recent Annual Reports

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

Chair’s letter to Council

Scheduled Meetings

The next regularly-scheduled monthly meeting for the PACC is the first in-person meeting since the pandemic. 

Come watch (and provide public comment) this Thursday July 15 at 4:00 pm. The Commission will meet in the first floor conference room of Asheville City Hall, at 70 Court Plaza. 

The agenda will include updates on current public art projects and feature a discussion on the Urban Trail. 

Vaccinated members of the public may attend un-masked. 

 Members of the press or public who would like more information can text Urban Design and Place Strategies Manager Steph Monson Dahl at 828-337-4111 or email 


Katie Cornell, Chairperson

Shirley Whitesides

Ali McGhee

Andrew Fletcher

Pete Perez

Johanna Hagerty

Reggie Tidwell

Jasmine Washington

Marsha Almodovar

City council liaison:  Sheneika Smith

Contact Information

Stephanie Monson Dahl