County Arts Commission

Formed in 1977, the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission is a 15-member body appointed by the County Board of Supervisors. 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 public comment. 

Meeting Time:  2nd Wednesday of Each Month     Time:  1:30 PM     Location:  Rotates monthly between North and South County

Arts Commissioners:

1st District

2nd District

3rd District

4th District

5th District

Standing SubCommittees:

  • county arts in public places

  • operations

  • governance 

Important Documents:

 Arts Commission Bylaws

 Agendas and Minutes