Arts Commission


• Phone: (831) 420-5146

The seven-member Arts Commission advises the City Council on policies that enhance the aesthetic and cultural quality of life in Santa Cruz. Appointed by the council, commissioners are volunteers with a strong commitment to the arts.

To learn more about the commission, the City Arts programs, and to take a virtual tour of the city's public art, go to

The Arts Commission meets seven to eight times a year on the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 809 Center St. Summer and winter recesses vary year to year.

Commissioner Linda Cover

Commissioner Marilyn Kuksht

Past Members

Elizabeth Birnbaum
Term ended: Jan. 1, 2022
Yvonne Byers
Term ended: Jan. 1, 2023
Janina A. Larenas
Term ended: Jan. 1, 2023
Louise Leong
Term ended: Jan. 1, 2022
Sean Swain McGowen
Term ended: Jan. 1, 2023