The Newport Beach Arts Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council on all matters pertaining to artistic, aesthetic and cultural aspects of the City. It recommends to the City Council the adoption of such ordinances, rules, and regulations as it may deem necessary for the administration and preservation of fine arts, performing arts, historical, aesthetic and cultural aspects of the community. On behalf of the City, it actively encourages programs for the cultural enrichment of the community, including visual and performing arts activities as well as arts education programs. The Commission also participates in the designation of historical landmarks, and reviews design elements for public sculpture, fountains, murals, benches and other fixtures.
The Arts Commissioners are appointed by the City Council and serve at the pleasure of City Council. Their term of office is four years. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. at the Newport Beach Central Library Conference Room.
The City of Newport Beach is currently taking applications for two openings on the City Arts Commission. City Arts Commissioners are appointed for four-year terms. The Commission meets monthly and acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council on matters pertaining to artistic, aesthetic and cultural aspects of the City.
Arts commission applications are available at the City Clerk’s office at 100 Civic Center Drive and are due August 30. Council members are expected to announce their selections at their meeting September 10. Applications can also be downloaded here: http://www.newportbeachca.gov/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=6399.
Newport Beach City Arts Commissioners, 2013
- Rita Goldberg, Chair (A) 6/08-6/12 (R) 6/12-6/16
- Caroline Logan, Secretary (A) 6/12-6/13
- Robert B. Smith (A) 6/08-6/12 (R) 6/12-6/16
- Arlene Greer, Vice Chair (A) 6/11-6/15
- Michaell Magrutsche (A) 6/13-6/17
- Charles Ware (A) 6/13-6/17
- Judy Chang (A) 6/13-6/17