Cultural Arts Commission
The purpose of the Cultural Arts Commission is to:
- Establish, initiate, sponsor, organize, and promote cultural and artistic programs and services for the enrichment and enjoyment of the Oswego community.
- Build awareness of and participation in all the arts – visual, performing, and literary.
- Continually add to the established public art collection.
- Provide a diverse representation of superior quality artistic and cultural programs and events to serve all segments of the Oswego Community, thus enhancing the quality of life in Oswego.
Chair: Tamzin Ritchie
Commissioner: Karen Kulzer
Commissioner: Jennifer Putzier
Commissioner: Kristie Vest
Commissioner: Shannon Greene Robb
Commissioner: Anthony Pastore
Commissioner: Rachelle Stoller
Village Liaison: Jenette Sturges
In late 2018, the Cultural Arts Commission took an initial step in establishing a permanent public art collection by initiating a request for proposals for designs for new manhole covers needed for downtown construction projects. Because the manholes were already needed for construction projects, this project allowed the Village to add to the public art collection without paying extra for material costs. In spring 2019, a selection committee chose a design by local artist Elizabeth Teitge, called Fox and Muskie, pictured right. For more details about this project see the announcement on our News & Announcements page.
If you are an artist and would like to be notified of future opportunities, email Community Engagement Coordinator Jenette Sturges.