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).