The Arts and Culture Commission is dedicated to enhancing the City of Altoona with physical and interactive works of art. The Commission develops our community arts and cultural initiatives to be an impactful experience for residents and visitors.
The Commission meets the second Monday of each month. View upcoming meetings on our Calendar.
Commission members serve 2 year terms. Current commission members include:
*Indicates Board President
If you are interested in volunteering for a position on the Arts & Culture Commission, you can apply by clicking here
. Call for Artists - Olde Town Mural
The Altoona Arts and Culture Commission is currently accepting applications from artists to commission a mural in the Olde Town neighborhood. The mural will be located on the side of the Borseth Law Office (111 2nd St SE) and will be part of a new pocket park, connecting the historic Olde Town neighborhood with the nearby Vern Willey II Bike Trail. Click here
to apply and submit artwork concepts. The Call for Artists submissions must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2024. For a copy of the call for artist information, click here
CORNival Celebrates Agricultural Milestone
The Arts & Culture Commission unveiled 20 corn cob statues in July 2023 to mark the 100 year anniversary of the first planting of hybrid seed corn. This milestone was achieved on a farm that is now in present-day Altoona. The statues were displayed at city events all summer long, and were rotated on special display through the city in between events. Permanent placement for the statues is underway, until then you can visit them across the Altoona community on their winter tour. Find statue locations by clicking here.