Arts & Culture Commission

Woven Lines Sculpture

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:

Commission Member Term Expires
Christina Lynn* Jan. 2026
Sarah Kavalier Jan. 2025
Alex Payne Jan. 2025
Mike Lambert Jan. 2026
Chad Taylor Jan. 2025
Beverly Sells Jan. 2025
*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 received 66 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. A selection process for this project is underway.


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.


Where the Wild Things Are Mural

2024

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05/13/24 Agenda                              
04/08/24 Agenda             Minutes                  
03/11/24 Agenda             Minutes                  
03/06/24 Work Session Agenda                              
02/12/24 Agenda             Minutes                  
01/08/24 Agenda             Minutes                  
2023

12/11/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
11/13/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
10/09/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
09/11/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
08/14/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
07/10/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
06/12/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
05/08/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
04/05/23 Agenda                              
04/03/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
03/06/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
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01/09/23 Agenda             Minutes                  
2022

12/05/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
11/07/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
10/03/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
09/12/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
08/01/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
07/11/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
06/06/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
05/02/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
04/04/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
03/07/22 Agenda             Minutes                  
02/07/22 Agenda             Minutes