Appointed by City Council, the City Arts Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to artistic, aesthetic and cultural aspects of the City. The City Arts Commission also 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, the Arts Commission actively encourages programs for the cultural enrichment of the community and performs such other duties relating to the arts as the City Council may require.
City Charter, Article VII, Section 712 (Click here for more information)
Rita Goldberg (Chair), Arlene Greer (Vice Chair), Caroline Logan (Secretary), Judy Chang, Robert Smith, Charles Ware
Length of term for members:
The seven members of the commission serve for a term of four years on a staggered basis.
Frequency of meetings:
The second Thursday each month, unless otherwise noticed.
Tim Hetherton, Library Services Director
Staff allocates approximately 30 hours a month to this commission.
Recently, the City Arts Commission met to discuss, review, or approve the following items:
- Completed revisions to Council Policy I-11: Donation of Art to the City.
- Art Commission By Laws reviewed and revised.
- The LACMA / Los Angeles County Museum of Art /Arts Commission Tour took place on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
More information on the City’s cultural arts programs can be found online at newportbeachca.gov/culturalarts.
View City Arts Commission Agendas & Minutes Archive