Arts Commission

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mission statement

Integrating art and culture to create a sense of place, civic identity and unique character.

Guiding Principles

Artistic excellence: We strive for artistic excellence by showcasing high caliber local, regional and national artistic programming that reflects the city’s vision.

Accessibility: We engage deeply and widely with all segments of city, striving to reach all members of the community and create an avenue for artists to bring their creativity to the public.

Collaboration: We are committed to creating alliances and partnerships within and outside Sammamish to promote artistic excellence and accessibility. We work collaboratively with various state, regional and local agencies to enhance the effectiveness of the arts commission.

Community Design: We focus our efforts to nurture and build ‘creative capital’ locally, including taking necessary risks, to realize the impacts of the arts in fostering a vibrant social economy.

Diversity: We value diversity in artistic expressions and strive to promote arts as a universal language that binds people from different backgrounds and breathes life into our communities.

 

The Sammamish Arts Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council in matters concerning the promotion and facilitation of public art in the community.

 

POSITION LEADERSHIP TERM ENDS
Position 1 Barbara Krauss January 31, 2025
Position 2 Megan Selitrennikoff January 31, 2025
Position 3 Barbara Jirsa January 31, 2022
Position 4 Margaret Rosenow January 31, 2022
Position 5 Claradell Shedd January 31, 2023
Position 6 Ashley Arrington January 31, 2023
Position 7 Janet Hild January 31, 2024
Position 8 Sudeshna Dixit January 31, 2024
Position 9 Sandra Pearce January 31, 2024

 

Events

Date Meeting Info Agenda Minutes
11/22/2021 6:30 PM
10/25/2021 6:30 PM
09/27/2021 6:30 PM
09/18/2021 10:00 AM
Join a guided labyrinth walk. Guided walks introduce the history of labyrinths and offer approaches for walking. You’ll walk the labyrinth in the company of others and see how it works for you. The labyrinth at City Hall has been installed to maintain physical distancing, while encouraging social co ...
08/29/2021 5:00 PM
We are excited to bring our student show outdoors to the public for the first time. Featuring student performers of Chrysalis Circus, the surrounding aerial & circus arts community, and a guest artist. This show is free for everyone, so bring the whole family! Join us in person or catch us onlin ...
08/22/2021 8:30 PM
Join a guided labyrinth walk. Guided walks introduce the history of labyrinths and offer approaches for walking. You’ll walk the labyrinth in the company of others and see how it works for you. The labyrinth at City Hall has been installed to maintain physical distancing, while encouraging social co ...
08/21/2021 12:00 PM
Arts Commission presents: Gather in the Native Plant Garden to create drawings inspired by Ellsworth Kelly’s plant drawings and explore silhouette, color, and shadow. In this class, we will learn from local stewards of the garden about the native plants and the process of cultivating this space. We ...
07/26/2021 6:30 PM
06/28/2021 6:30 PM
05/24/2021 6:30 PM
04/26/2021 6:30 PM
03/22/2021 6:30 PM
02/22/2021 6:30 PM
Minutes PDF
01/25/2021 6:30 PM
Agenda PDF Minutes PDF
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