County Arts Commission

The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission is a 15-member body appointed by the Board of Supervisors to act as coordinator and catalyst, bringing government, artists, and public together for the cultural benefit of all. The Arts Commission has several important functions, including: making recommendations for the Percent for the Arts program, which establishes public art throughout the county; serving on grant panels for the County Arts Enrichment awards; and helping to generate cultural arts policy for county constituents.

Arts Commission meetings are open to the public and Commissioners welcome members of the public to join meetings and share ideas during the public comment period at the beginning of each meeting. 

2nd Wednesday of Each Month | 1:30-3:00 PM | Location Rotates Monthly between North and South County

Agendas and minutes can be downloaded by clicking here. Agendas are posted 72 hours prior to the meeting and locations are listed on the top of the agenda.

Important Documents:


Arts Commissioners:

1st District

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Karen Kerns Headshot.jpeg
Mary Harris, 1st District (Sept. 2017).jpg

duncan wright

karen kerns

Mary Harris
(Vice-chair)

2nd District

Dante Sigismondi, 2nd District (Sept. 2017).jpg
Mariko Tabar, 2nd District (Sept. 2017).jpg
Dug Uyesaka, 2nd District (Sept. 2017).jpg

Dante Sigismondi

Mariko Tabar

Dug Uyesaka

3rd District

Samuel Duarte, 3rd District (Sept. 2017).jpg
Kim Yusada, Third District
Stacey Otte-Demangate, 3rd District (Sept. 2017).jpg

Samuel Duarte

kim yasuda

Stacey Otte-Demangate

4th District

Becky Corey (D4).jpg
Amber Benedetti

Robin Hampton

becky corey

amber benedetti

5th District

Dennis Smitherman, 5th District (Sept. 2017).jpg
Doug Jenzen, 5th District (Sept. 2017).jpg
Angel Hoyos, 5th District (Sept. 2017).jpg

Dennis Smitherman (Chair)

Doug Jenzen

Angel Hoyos