Arts Commission


The seven-member Arts Commission was established in 1977 to advise City Council on policies which enhance the aesthetic and cultural quality of life in the City of Santa Cruz. Appointed by the City Council, commissioners are volunteers who share a strong commitment to the arts. The Arts Commission provides policy guidance to the City Arts program.

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 809 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA. Summer and winter recesses occur in August and December.


The Commission consists of seven members who are appointed by the City Council. Current members:

  • Abra Allan, Chair
  • Jim Brown
  • Lee Duffus
  • Stacey Garcia, Vice-Chair
  • Douglas Hull
  • Lorri Kershner
  • Edith Meyer

Additional Information

Arts Commission Meeting & Agenda Information 

Agendas are posted on the City Calendar. To view upcoming meeting information click here

Contact Information

Beth Ragel
Arts Program Manager 
337 Locust Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Sign-up to receive email notices for future Arts Commission meetings; go to eNotifications page and check the Arts Commission box.