Arts Commission

Regular Meetings

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 1st Monday of every month
  • Auburn City Hall
    Room 10
    1225 Lincoln Way
    Auburn, CA 95603

Auburn Arts Commission Grant Program

The Auburn Arts Commission is now accepting applications for a new grant program funded by the City Council. The City Council has allocated $20,000 to be available for these grants in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024. These grants will be used to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Auburn and strengthen Auburn’s economic vitality through projects and events that offer innovative and creative engagement with Auburn as a distinctive place and a destination. This strategy is broad in scope as the AAC encourages submission of all proposals that might advance Auburn’s presence in the cultural landscape through visual and performing arts.

The grant information packet and fillable grant application available below. Accepting applications now.


  • Vacant - Architect Position
  • Wendy Black
  • Brian Fries
  • Mary Pivetti
  • Daniel Araujo
  • Mike Holmes, City Council Liaison

  • April Maynard, Chair
  • Ryan Goodpastor
  • Doreen Drake
  • Susan Dupre
  • Barbara Muskat
  • Julia Boorinakis

About the Commission

The goal of the Arts Commission is to foster and promote the visual and performing arts in Auburn. For more information, click here.


Responsibilities of the commission are to:

  • Provide to the City Council a comprehensive inventory of parcels of publicly-owned property and structures for which there is a potential for visual artworks to be placed
  • Provide for the selection and placement of visual artworks supported, in whole or in part, by public funds
  • Catalog visual artworks owned by the city and recommend maintenance, protection, relocation, alteration, removal and disposition of same
  • Review and recommend funding sources including, but not limited to, grants and donations
    • Commission may solicit such funding sources on behalf of the city. Any grant application made on behalf of the city shall be approved by the City Council. Funds shall be deposited with the city and allocated for Commission use
  • Submit an annual budget for approval by the City Council
    • City Council must approve the budget prior to expenditure
  • Promote art awareness and encourage private initiative in the arts
  • Review and propose methods and policies to strengthen, enhance and support local visual and performing artists and organizations
  • Work with other individuals and organizations to support art festivals and contests in the business districts
  • Promote visual and performing artworks in conjunction with city parks and recreation programs and location
  • Donate artworks for public display or performance as well as provide a space or building exterior for outdoor visual artworks
  • Appoint committees, study groups, art jurors, consultants and volunteers to work under its direction

Public Art Catalog

A Public Art Catalog has been completed by the Arts Commission. The catalog describes artworks that are in public view in the Auburn area. Catalogs are available for viewing or checkout at the City Manager's office at Auburn City Hall. The catalog is also offered for purchase at a cost of $20.

If you have any questions, the Arts Commission can be reached at