Community Art Support Program
Community Art Support Program grant applications are available for community organizations promoting art projects and programs within Wenatchee City limits. Maximum award is $1,500.00 to be reimbursed after the program is complete. Organizations may apply for two consecutive years for the same project. More information and applications are available in PDF format (43 KB). Applications will be reviewed on and on-going basis during regular Arts Commission meetings as long as funds remain available.
Out of the Box - Traffic Utility Box Art Project
Enjoy the works completed by local artists for the "Out of the Box" project. The painted utility boxes are located at the corners of 5th and Western (by Kelly Reid); at Town Toyota Center and at Lincoln Park (by Dan McConnell); at Miller and Cherry (by Martha Flores); and elsewhere in the city.
The City of Wenatchee’s Arts Commission consists of a group of volunteers who reside within the City limits. This Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Wenatchee City Council and is supported part-time by the Museum department staff.
Funding for public art projects and arts programs is generated from the 1%-for-Art Fund. The fund receives monies from capital improvement projects undertaken by the City of Wenatchee that cost more than $75,000. One percent of those funds is then transferred to the art fund. Monies distributed to arts programs include the Community Art Support Grant Program.
The Commission recommends artists for projects or programming for art to the City Council for final approval. The Commission also oversees the City’s large art collection of sculpture, wall art and permanent site-specific installations.
A color brochure featuring the City's collection of public art can be found by following this link.
Arts Commission Members:
Sharron Johnson, President
Don Collins, Vice President
Carol Loranger, Secretary
Ann Bixby Smith
Heather Humphreys, Student Representative
Keith Huffaker, Council Representative
Staff Support to the Commission:
Brenda Abney, Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, (509) 888-6242.
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 4:00 pm at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center.
For more information, please contact:
Brenda Abney, (509) 888-6242 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view the ordinance that established and set guidelines for the Wenatchee Arts Commission, click here.