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Arts Commission

Mission

The Bellingham Arts Commission serves as advisors and advocates for the enhancement and integration of the arts in the community.

Goal

To enhance opportunities for an enriched and diverse cultural experience for the entire community.

Objectives

Time Requirements 

Meetings are typically held the first Tuesday of each month in the Mayor's Board Room at City Hall. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and last approximately one to two and one half hours. Time spent outside of meetings may be as much as five hours a week depending on involvement in the Commission.

Membership 

The Commission consists of eleven members including three lay members. The other eight should be made up of one City historian, and others from the following disciplines: painting, sculpture, music, literature, architecture, and landscape architecture. Terms of office are three years and no compensation is paid to members of this Commission. No City official or employee can be a member of the Arts Commission nor may any citizen having a conflict of interest. Members must live or work in Bellingham.

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