Arts Commission

Electric Theater
68 East Tabernacle Street

Mission: To foster, encourage, and promote the arts in the City of St. George for the purpose of enriching and improving the lives of its residents and visitors. This will be accomplished through the creation, advocacy, and facilitation of arts programming.

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  • Assists the City cultural planning policies.
  • Renders assistance to local schools to improve the quality of arts education at elementary, secondary and college levels. 
  • Supports and cooperates in the operation of other physical facilities for cultural activities. 
  • Supports existing arts activities.
  • Assesses future needs of the community for art activities. Recommends to the City the need for financial and logistic support when deemed advisable. 
  • Assists and oversees the availability and application for grant monies.
  • Solicits matching funds from the community where necessary.
  • Maintains contact with State and Federal agencies and councils that provide assistance to the arts.

The Arts Commission meets regularly on the fourth Thursday of the month (unless holidays or City Calendar necessitates otherwise). The Arts Commission also meets for special functions such as Grant Panel and to plan the annual Summit. 

Since its founding in 1990, the Arts Commission strives to represent and serve all forms of Art in the City of St. George. To this purpose, the Commission consists of five to fifteen voting members appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of City Council. All members are residents of the City and at least one member represents each area of art with which the Commission deals. Each member serves for an initial term of three years. Other members of the Commission include liaisons from the City, School District, and Art Museum.  

Meetings of the St. George Arts Commission are open to the public. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Arts Commission, please fill out this linked form. We will reach out to you as positions on the commission become available.

Meetings are posted on the State's Public Meetings and Notices page and are open to the public. If you plan to attend, please reach out at 

Grant applications are linked on this page. Please read through the Grant Guidelines to see if you qualify. Grant applications generally open in March and are due in April. Award notifications go out in June. 

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Commission Chair Ron Woodbury, John Kessler, and Chair Elect Karman Wilson selecting a piece by photographer Tracy Sadlo for recognition at the 2021 St. George Art Festival

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