Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission

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Through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission, the City of West Hollywood encourages broad participation in the arts by residents and visitors.

The Arts & Cultural Affairs Commission (formerly the Fine Arts Commission) was created on January 5, 1987 and is comprised of five (5) members, appointed by individual Council-members, and two (2) appointments by the Council as a whole (at-large). Each member of the Commission shall serve a two-year term commencing June 1st following a general municipal election. Members shall have a significant interest in the City such as residency, business or residential ownership, economic involvement or some other valid link to be determined by the City Council. Members shall not be officers or employees of the City.

The mission of the Commission is to promote and nurture the arts and cultural life of the City of West Hollywood. It achieves its mission by:

  • providing accessible arts and cultural programming for all residents;
  • supporting quality arts and cultural organizations in the City;
  • promoting arts and cultural activities;
  • advising City Council on policies affecting the arts and cultural life of the City, its residents and the organizations that provide such services to the City.

The Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission meets the fourth Thursday of every month in the 1st Floor Conference Room at City Hall located at 8300 Santa Monica Blvd. For more information, contact the Commission's Staff Liaisons, Prentis Bonds at 323-848-6354 or Andrew Campbell at 323-848-6883.  Click here to view the Municipal Code Section governing the duties of the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission.

ACAC accomplishes its work through three primary subcommittees: Art on the Outside; Performing Arts and Cultural Affairs; and Urban Arts.

The current Arts & Cultural Affairs Commissioners are: 

Chair:   Catherine Lee
Vice Chair:  J. Dallas Dishman
Members: 
Martin Gantman
Dawn Moreno-Freedman
Candice Illoulian-Beroukhim
Madeleine Rackley
Todd Williamson


 

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