AAC-ICON-2020-pop.png

OUR ROLE + IMPACT

We support the
arts + artists in Allentown.

As the agency that champions the arts, we believe that a creative cultural environment is essential to the city’s well-being and we strive to integrate the arts into all aspects of city life. The Allentown Arts Commission supports the City by advocating for innovative arts policy, creating access for equitable participation in the arts, enlivening the urban environment, and fostering & enriching arts engagement for all residents. 

 

Inspiring a vibrant community through nurturing, sustaining & promoting the arts.

 

The 15-member Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the Mayor and City Council, supports the city agency. Commission members include artists, community leaders, arts professionals and other citizens with diverse backgrounds and strong links to Allentown's arts community. The Arts Commission advises the Mayor and City Council on all matters affecting the beauty and culture of the city. The Arts Commission Program administers and develops projects which accomplish this mission by: 

  • Encouraging programs for the cultural enrichment of the city and helping to make resources available to cultural groups 

  • Providing assistance to groups and individuals wishing to host or sponsor neighborhood events 

  • Coordinating and strengthening existing organizations in the arts and developing cooperation with regional organizations 

  • Providing Information Referrals to the public, arts community, other City Departments, and City Council on cultural concerns and resource networking 

The Commission meets the third Thursday of every month at 9:00 a.m. in Allentown City Hall Conference Room 5-1. Due to COVID restrictions virtual meetings will be held until further notice. Meeting information will be posted the morning of each meeting on our Facebook page (link above).

 

Download Codified Ordinance, Title Eleven, Article 165

AAC-ICON-2020-pop.png

THE COMMISSIONERS

jane-uli.jpg

Jane Heft

Commission Chair
VP, Director of Project Design,
City Center Investment Corp

JonClark copy.jpg

Jon Clark

Commissioner
Design Director, RE:find
Gallery Manager, ARTHAUS

OVATION2019-students.jpg

Daniel Diaz

Commissioner
Business Development Manager
Community & Economic Development
City of Allentown

dominquez.jpg

Norberto Dominquez

Commissioner
Resident

fugate.jpeg

Shannon Fugate

Commissioner

Executive Director,

The Baum School of Art

lbl_sharonglassman_edited.jpg

Sharon Glassman

Commissioner Emeritus
Past President,
Civic Theatre of Allentown

louis_holzman.jpg

Louis Holzman

Commissioner
Director, Business Development
Altitude Marketing

jacobsen_edited.jpg

Al Jacobson

Commissioner
Executive Director,
Allentown Symphony Association

Dan-Kainz-and-Beldons_edited.jpg

Daniel Kainz

Commissioner
Artist/Sculptor

Sean King

Commissioner
Director,
Cultural Coalition of Allentown

Matthew Malozi

Commissioner

President,
Civitas Regio, LLC

Tanya.png

Tanya Tyler

Commissioner
Executive Assistant,
Air Products & Chemicals

Deborah Rabinsky

Commissioner
Curator & Director,
ARTHAUS & MEZZ Gallery at the
Renaissance Allentown Hotel