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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.

Contact Information

Salt Lake City Arts Council

54 Finch Lane
Salt Lake City UT 84102

(801) 596-5000

Phone Office hours: M-F 9AM to 5PM
In-Person Office hours: Please review updated hours here.

Felicia Baca, Executive Director

Agendas and Minutes

Bylaws and Governing Documents


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

    More info at


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 5:30PM – 7:00PM

Art Barn, 54 Finch Lane, Salt Lake City, 84102

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. Check your residency status here.

Current Members


MemberDistrictServing SinceTerm Expires
Annie Dayton12016October 2022
Torle Nenbee12020May 2023
Matthew Castillo22016October 2022
Sarah Longoria22021Sept 2024
Susan Koles Rickman32019October 2022
Katherine Potter32018May 2021
Josanne Glass52021Sept 2024
Thomas Kessinger52022May 2025
Cale Newhouse52022May 2025
Sonali Loomba52021January 2024
Andrea Ashdown62020May 2023
Kathy Davis62020May 2023
Richard Taylor62022May 2025

Executive Committee

ChairSusan Rickman
Vice ChairKat Potter
TreasurerCale Newhouse
SecretarySarah Longoria
At LargeKathy Davis

Other Committees

GrantsAndrea Ashdown (Chair), Susan Koles Rickman, Torle Nenbee
Sonali Loomba, Kathy Davis, Richard Taylor
Nominating/GovernanceJosanne Glass, Erika Hill (Chair)
Strategic PlanningThomas Kessinger, Annie Dayton (Chair)