Public Art and Cultural Commission

The Public Art and Cultural 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 & 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.


Upcoming Meetings and Announcements

The Public Art and Cultural Commission’s next regular meeting will be on May 18, 2023 starting at 4 p.m.

*Meeting agendas, documents and other information available in the table below. 


Regular Meeting Schedule

Regular PACC meetings will be virtual from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of every other month. All meetings will be live streamed on the City’s YouTube Channel and the Public Art and Cultural Commission’s Public Input Page.
Voicemail and written comments may be submitted 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 The public may comment during virtual meetings via Public Input by dialing the number and referencing the meeting code indicated on the meeting’s Public Input Page.

Agendas and Documents




Recordings & Action Minutes

May 18, 2023 Virtual Meeting – Agenda


March 16, 2023 Virtual Meeting – Agenda

3.16.2023 Meeting Presentation

Virtual meeting – the public may comment during the meeting via Public Input by dialing the number and referencing the meeting code indicated on the Public Input meeting page. March 16, 2023 Video
February 16, 2023 – Meeting cancelled
January 19, 2023 – Meeting cancelled


Recent Annual Reports

2022 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

Chair’s letter to Council


Public Art and Cultural Commission Members

Katie Cornell, Chairperson

Andrew Fletcher, Vice Chair 

Shirley Whitesides

Ali McGhee

Pete Perez

Johanna Hagarty

Reggie Tidwell

Patricia Kappes

Marsha Almodovar

City Council liaison:  Sheneika Smith


Contact Information

Stephanie Monson Dahl

Karli Stephenson