City Arts & Culture Commission

Culture and Art In Bristol

Are You  an Artist, Musician, or Entertainer?
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Bristol’s City Arts & Culture Commission is designed to be the governing body and driving force for Bristol when it comes to the arts, culture, tourism and entertainment events in the City. The commission grew out of the former city Task Force on Arts and Culture to promote a more arts-friendly community that will in turn stimulate the local economy. Some of the priorities for the commission includes creating a vision and aesthetic for downtown, having a more robust Farmer’s Market, creating kickoff events to promote arts and crafts, by using a consistent social media presence, connecting with Bristol schools, securing grants and creating more visible public art.

Current Members:

    • Lauren Imholte, City of Bristol Arts & Culture Supervisor
    • Mark Walerysiak, Chair
    • Kim Villanti, Vice Chair
    • Andrea Adams
    • Samantha Buonafede
    • April Dews
    • Juliet Norton
    • Walter Lewandoski
    • Andrew Howe, City Council Liaison

The Arts & Culture Commission meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Click here for meeting agendas and location of each meeting.

One of the key initiatives of the City Arts & Culture Commission is to develop and utilize a database of arts, musicians, and entertainers for cultural and promotional events around the City.  If you want to be included in this database, simply fill out and submit the form below.

Click here for a History of Projects, Events, & Sponsorships


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