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The project logo Public Art and Culture Commission

The project logo Public Art and Culture Commission

The Public Art and Culture Commission (PACC) is responsible for promoting and maintaining art displays in public buildings and public spaces in the City of Asheville. The Commission assists in bringing public art into public spaces, is responsible for approving the site and content of public art and recommends to City Council works of art for acceptance. They inform residents and visitors of Asheville about public art and engage public art as a major attraction for artists, cultural tourism, and economic development to advance The City of Asheville as an “arts destination.” The Commission is also responsible for developing a procedure for the selection of art/ or artists, which will include public input as well as appropriate staff review. The PACC shall follow its Public Art Policy and Implementation Guidelines as modified and/or amended every five years. The PACC consists of nine members appointed by various community organizations or the City of Asheville in the following composition:

  1. City Council shall endeavor to appoint six members from the private sector of the community.
  2. One staff member of ArtsAVL, or a designated arts agency in Buncombe County, appointed by the director of the arts agency.
  3. One staff member from Explore Asheville, appointed by the director of Explore Asheville.
  4. One faculty or administrative staff member from a local higher-education institution within Buncombe County with a designated arts program, appointed by the art program's chair.


View meeting agendas and other PACC-related information by visting the Public Art and Culture Commission page.  

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