Our mission is to encourage and support a diverse and accessible arts environment to enrich our community through the promotions of cultural resources and experiences.
On March 13, 1972, the City Council of Upper Arlington established the Cultural Arts Commission-a group of volunteers armed with the mission of fostering and encouraging the “development of the arts in this community and the preservation of the community’s cultural heritage.” The Commission began its grassroots effort to enhance the community it served; forty years later the Commission has become an integral part of the community. Cultural Arts Commissioners focus on short-term engagement and long-term planning.
Current Commissioners: Karin Richard, Chair; Kate Morris, Chair-Elect; Melissa Baldwin; Cricket Kirk; Andy Laux; Duncan Snyder; Hal Stevens
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ― Pablo Picasso