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Arts Council Board

The Salt Lake City Arts Council Board advises the the Office of the Mayor, City Council and Salt Lake Arts Council, an allied but independent non-profit organization, on the arts and arts related activities throughout the City and region. It also manages a number of arts functions for the City.

Agendas and Minutes

Bylaws and Governing Documents


  • Art Barn
  • Brown Bag Concert Series
  • City Arts Grants
  • Finch Lane/Park Galleries
  • Living Traditions Festival
  • Twilight Concert Series
  • Public Art Program


Please see below for upcoming term expiration/vacancy dates.

If you are interested in serving on this board, 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

Third Wednesday of the month, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Art Barn, 54 Finch Lane, Salt Lake City

Member Qualifications

Mayor Erin Mendenhall and the Salt Lake City Arts Council may appoint a minimum of fifteen members, serving three-year terms, to the Salt Lake City Arts Council. In general, members possess a background and enthusiasm for the arts, although no professional experience is required. Members of the Salt Lake City Arts Council are also board members of the Art Council’s non-profit organization.

Residency Requirement: Appointees should be city residents. 

Current Members

#MemberDistrictServing SinceTerm Expires
1Larry Cohen12019 April 2022
2Annie Dayton12016 October 2022
3Matthew Castillo22016 October 2022
4Steve Barth32019 October 2022
5Susan Koles Rickman32019 October 2022
6Leah Langan32018 May 2021
7Katherine Potter32018 May 2021
8David Mortenson42018 May 2021
9Efren Corado Garcia52016 October 2022
10Torle Nenbee52020 May 2023
11Kathy Davis62020 May 2023
12Andrea Ashdown62020 May 2023
13Jared Jones72019 May 2022
14Erika Hill72020 May 2023


ChairDave Mortenson
Vice ChairLeah Langan
TreasurerMatt Castillo
SecretaryAndrea Ashdown


ExecutiveMatt Castillo, Dave Mortensen, Leah Langan, Andrea Ashdown
GrantsMatthew Castillo, Larry Cohen, Annie Dayton
Nominating/GovernanceKat Potter, Lean Langan
Strategic PlanningDave Mortensen, Kat Potter, Annie Dayton 

Contact Information

Salt Lake City Arts Council

54 Finch Lane

Salt Lake City UT 84102

(901) 596-5000

Office hours: M-F 8 am to 5

Felicia Baca

(801) 596-5000 or