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  • Arts Commission


Mailing Address:
Arts Commission
P.O. Box 3707
Sunnyvale, CA 94088-3707

Contact Us:
     Policy Related Inquiries
     Arts Commission Members

     Operational Related Inquiries
     City Staff in Library and      
     Community Services Dept.

Staff Liaison:
Library and Community Services
(408) 730-7336

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Arts Commission

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held on the third  Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Neighborhood Room located in the Recreation Building at the Community Center, 550 E. Remington Drive, unless otherwise noted.

Community Center or Senior Center, 550 E. Remington Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94087.
West Conference Room (WCR), City Hall, 456 W. Olive Ave., Sunnyvale CA 94086.
Council Chambers, City Hall, 456 W. Olive Ave., Sunnyvale CA 94086.

Meeting agendas, reports and minutes are available on InSite, the City's Agenda Management System Web Portal.


This five-member commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in matters pertaining to the arts and the development and promotion of arts programs and activities. Specific duties include:

  • Review those portions of master plans of park or facility development or expansion which relate to the arts, for adequacy, appearance and other appropriate criteria, in an attempt to ensure good design and then make recommendations to City Council.
  • Review and make recommendations on the Arts Sub-Element of the General Plan. 
  • Review and make recommendations regarding agreements with arts-related outside groups and recommend funding allocations. 
  • Make policy recommendations regarding the purchase of art for public buildings and for art in private development in accordance with Sunnyvale Municipal Code Chapter 19.52 Art in Private Development. 
  • Study the regional and state Arts Master Plans and make recommendations to the City Council.  


Current Members

  • Roberta Kiphuth - Vice Chair
    Term Expires 2018
  • David Koppel - Chair
    Term Expires 2019
  • Robert Lawson
    Term Expires 2017 
  • Dustin Nguyen
    Term Expires 2017
  • Susannah Vaughan
    Term Expires 2020



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