The goal of the Arts Commission is to foster and promote the visual and performing arts in Auburn. Responsibilities of the commission are to:
- Provide to the City Council a comprehensive inventory of parcels of publicly-owned property and structures for which there is a potential for visual artworks to be placed;
Provide for the selection and placement of visual artworks supported, in whole or in part, by public funds;
Catalog visual artworks owned by the city and recommend maintenance, protection, relocation, alteration, removal and disposition of same;
Review and recommend funding sources including, but not limited to, grants and donations;
(Commission may solicit such funding sources on behalf of the city. Any grant application made on behalf of the city shall be approved by the City Council. Funds shall be deposited with the city and allocated for Commission use);
Submit an annual budget for approval by the City Council; (City Council must approve the budget prior to expenditure);
Promote art awareness and encourage private initiative in the arts;
Review and propose methods and policies to strengthen, enhance and support local visual and performing artists and organizations;
Work with other individuals and organizations to support art festivals and contests in the business districts;
Promote visual and performing artworks in conjunction with city parks and recreation programs and location;
Donate artworks for public display or performance as well as provide a space or building exterior for outdoor visual artworks.
Appoint committees, study groups, art jurors, consultants and volunteers to work under its direction.
A Public Art Catalogue has been completed by the Arts Commission. The catalogue describes artworks that are in public view in the Auburn area. Catalogues are available for viewing or checkout at the City Manager's office at Auburn City Hall. The catalogue is also offered for purchase at a cost of $20.
The Arts Commission meets on the second Tuesday of the month, or as needed, at 8:15 a.m. The meetings are held in the Auburn City Hall, Room 10, 1225 Lincoln Way. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Lind at (530) 823-4211, ext. 112, or email@example.com.
Timothy E. Grayson