The Passionate Arts Commission Volunteers

Managed by the Arts Program Manager in consultation with the City’s Arts Commission, the Santa Cruz City Arts Programs includes sculpTOUR, Graphic Traffic and the Mural Matching Grant program. The Percent for Art Program supports and enhances the City’s infrastructure, outreach and education efforts. Long-term planning projects lay out strategies and plans for public art, and collaborative partnerships with local arts organizations and non-profits support a vibrant arts culture in Santa Cruz and multiply the impact of city arts funds.

Appointed by the City Council, the seven-member Arts Commission makes recommendations regarding the public art program and the establishment of regulations or guidelines which are necessary to carry out the purposes of the Percent for Art Ordinance.

Meet The City Arts Team

We believe the arts are vital to our quality of life and the understanding of the human condition.

Stacey Garcia

Stacey Garcia

Arts Commissioner Vice-Chairperson
Lorri Kershner

Lorri Kershner

Arts Commissioner
Suna Lock

Suna Lock

Arts Commissioner
Edith Meyer

Edith Meyer

Arts Commissioner
Beth Tobey

Beth Tobey

Arts Program Manager
Bennett Williamson

Bennett Williamson

Arts Commissioner
Mary Tartaro

Mary Tartaro

Arts Commissioner
Louise Leong

Louise Leong

Art Commissioner

Economic Vitality

Learn how a thriving arts culture impacts the economic vitality of our city.

Contact Santa Cruz City Arts

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