Salt Lake City

Boards and Commissions

Arts Council Board

The Salt Lake City Arts Council manages two boards. The Art Council Board and the Art Design Board.

The Art 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 and programs.

The Art Design Board: oversees the City’s public art program within the Salt Lake Arts Council. 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

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. 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
Torle Nenbee12020May 2026
Kate Jarman Gates12022Dec 2025
Hannah Nielsen12023March 2026
Sarah Longoria22021Sept 2024
Susan Koles Rickman32019Oct 2025
Katherine Potter32018June 2024
Lana Taylor42023Dec 2026
Sabrina Martinez52023Dec 2026
Travis English52024Jan 2027
Thomas Kessinger52022June 2025
Kathy Davis62020May 2025
Richard Taylor62022Feb 2025
Jeff Driggs72023Feb 2026
Matthew Coles72023Feb 2026
Caitlin Tursic72023Sept. 2026

Executive Committee

ChairSusan Rickman
Vice ChairTorle Nenbee
TreasurerCaitlin Tursic
SecretaryThomas Kessinger
At LargeKat Potter

Other Committees

GrantsTorle Nenbee, Sabrina Martinez, Kate Jarman Gates, Richard Taylor, Jeffrey Driggs, Hannah Nielsen
Nominating/GovernanceMatthew Coles, Kat Potter
Strategic PlanningThomas Kessinger
IDEA OrganizersTorlee Nenbee, Sarah Longoria