Public Art and Cultural Commission

The Public Art & Cultural Commission consists of nine members appointed by City Council. The term of office is three years.


The Commission is responsible for promoting and maintaining art displays in public buildings and public spaces in the City of Asheville. In addition, the Commission:


  • facilitates public art in public buildings and public spaces
  • informs the residents of and visitors to Asheville about public art
  • advances the City of Asheville as an “arts destination” and engages public art as a major attraction for artists, cultural tourism, and economic development
  • is responsible for approving the site and content of public art
  • 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
  • recommends to City Council the acceptance of works of art


Contact and Member Information


Chair: Katie Cornell

Vice Chair: Valeria Watson



Andrew Fletcher

Jay Fields

Johanna Hagarty

Pete Perez

Constance Richards

Jasmine Washington

Valeria Watson


Regular Meeting Schedule


The commission meets at 4:00 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month in the first floor conference room of City Hall.

The normal length of the meeting is one to two hours.


Meeting Documents

2019/07/25 07/25/2019 Minutes
2019/06/27 06/27/2019 Agenda 06/27/2019 Documents
2019/05/23 05/23/2019 Agenda (meeting canceled)
2019/04/25 04/25/2019 Agenda
2019/03/28 03/28/2019 Agenda 03/28/2019 Minutes (no quorum)
2019/02/28 02/28/2019 Agenda 02/28/2019 Minutes
2019/01/24 01/24/2019 Agenda 01/24/2019 Minutes


Documents from prior meetings are available by e-mailing Stephanie Monson Dahl.