Salt Lake City

Boards and Commissions

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Art Design Board

The Salt Lake Art Design Board oversees the City’s public art program. As established by ordinance, the board designates certain funds for eligible construction projects to commission artwork. The Board also reviews and determines public art policy and is active in the artist selection process.

Contact Information

Kat Nix

(801) 535-6512 or


Agendas and Minutes

Ordinance and Governing Documents


Please see below for upcoming term expiration/vacancy dates.

If you are interested in serving on this committee, please fill out and submit an application online. Only applications submitted up to one year prior to a vacancy date will be considered. The Mayor’s office will only contact applicants when considering them for specific appointments.

Meeting Information

First Thursday of the month, beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Art Barn, 54 Finch Lane, Salt Lake City

Member Qualifications

Mayor Erin Mendenhall appoints seven individuals, serving three-year terms, to the Salt Lake Art Design Board. One member must be an architect, no more than three members may be professional artists. Three of the seven must be residents who are actively interested in the visual arts and civic improvement of the City. The Director of the Salt Lake City Arts Council serves as an Ex-Officio member of the Board.

Residency Requirement: If not fulfilling a profession, must be a resident of Salt Lake City.

Powers and Duties

  • Assist Arts Council in developing City-wide plan on encourage and strengthen art and culture
  • Assess future arts construction projects
  • Place Art around construction projects
  • Foster cultural development of local artists and craftsmen

Current Members

#MemberCouncil DistrictProfessionServing SinceTerm Expires
1Aurelio Velazquez2Multimedia Assistant2019May 2022
2Justin Johnson*2Web Design/Marketing2019May 2022
3Nancy Rivera**3Artist2018April 2021
4Larissa Trout5Marketing Director2015February 2022
5Joe Jacoby6Architect2019October 2022

*Board Chair

** Board Vice Chair