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Council & Commissions : Boards and Commissions : Cultural & Fine Arts


The role of the Cultural and Fine Arts Commission (CFAC) is to develop and establish a balanced arts and cultural program that promotes, enriches and advances the cultural and fine arts community.  The CFAC fulfills this mission by:

  • Assisting local arts and cultural organizations by encouraging support and cooperation among them; and, acting as a liaison between them and the City
  • Advising the City Council on all matters affecting the arts, culture and aesthetics of the City
  • Offering advice on arts, cultural or aesthetic matters relating to quasi-public buildings, cultural facilities and site developments within the community
  • Reviewing and monitoring the inventory of City-owned art, statuary, and cultural acquisitions

Specific programs and services implementing CFAC's mission include:

The Cultural and Fine Arts Commission is comprised of seven members, five of which must be City residents.  It meets at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Conference Room, City Hall, No. 1 The Plaza, Sonoma.

Staff Contact:
City Clerk

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

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CFAC Members
Lisa Carlsson
Nellie Cravens
Antoinette Kuhry
Kari Ontko
Pamela Personette
Linda Ransom
Robert Ryan, Alternate
Kate Schertz

Biographical videos of some of Sonoma's Treasure Artists may be viewed at the Seven Moons Productions website.  CLICK HERE to go there.

CLICK HERE for CFAC Agendas and Minutes

CLICK HERE to download the Public Art Ordinance, Policy & Guidelines



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