Arts Commission


The Arts Commission is an advisory board to the City Council pertaining to public arts and culture. The Anacortes Arts Commission supports excellence, vitality, diversity, and accessibility of the arts as essential to the quality of life for all Fidalgo and Guemes Island residents by fostering a community cultural vision through the acquisition, placement and maintenance of public art and by promoting participation, innovation and partnership in all the performing, visual and literary arts.

Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings!

Authorizing Resolution and Overview

The Anacortes Arts Commission is created by Ordinance 2716 found here

There are no less than seven and no more than nine Commissioners appointed for a term of three years. The Commission may include one non-voting member who is a student of the Anacortes School District at the time of appointment and throughout their term. The student will be appointed for a term of one year. 

*No less than seven and no more than nine appointed Commissioners. A majority of members will be Anacortes residents. 


Member Name Term Expires Seat Requirement
Zachary Wight December 2021 General Public*
Lisa Rhoades December 2022 General Public*
Terry MacDonald December 2022 General Public*
Vacancy December 2020 General Public*
Betsy Humphrey December 2023 General Public*
Vacancy December 2023 General Public*
Vacancy December 2021 General Public*
Laura Hamilton December 2021 General Public*
Darlene Klister December 2021 General Public*

Contact Information

Reach out to your City of Anacortes Arts Commissioners:

Phone: 360-293-1918

Email the Parks and Recreation Department

Regular Meetings

Meetings are held on the Second Wednesday of every month at 4PM at the Anacortes City Hall (Address: 904 Sixth Street, Anacortes, WA 98221).

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. Sign up here to be notified when agendas are posted. 

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes 

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