Arts Commission

The seven-member commission recommends and advises the City Council, City Manager and staff on the disbursement of "Municipal Art Funds" needed for works of art and on the location and placement of such art.

Meeting Minutes

2020 Arts Commission Minutes

2019 Arts Commission Minutes

These minutes are fully searchable within each year by using the “Find Feature”. For prior years meetings not listed please contact the Clerk’s Office at 480-782-2181.

The Commission also provides periodic reviews of capital improvement program projects for the purpose of making recommendations as to appropriations for works of art and recommends selection and commission of artists by contract for the design, execution and placement of works of art.

Meetings usually held the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m.
Vision Gallery, 10 East Chicago Street.
Call 480-782-2695 for information.


Members (7) Term Expires Date Appointed
Jose Benavides 05-01-2020 09-27-2012
Farhana Ahmed 05-01-2020 04-13-2017
Julie Ray 05-01-2020 06-12-2018
Michelle Hirsch 05-01-2021 04-12-2018
Steven Velasquez 05-01-2021 12-10-2015
Timothy Wiant 05-1-2022 04-11-2019
Kathleen Escobedo 05-01-2022 01-27-2011
Staff Liaison
Peter Bugg
Visual Arts Coordinator


Established 12-19-1983; Ordinance No. 1276

If you have any questions, call the City Clerk's Office at 480-782-2181.

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