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Cultural Arts Commission

The purpose of the Cultural Arts Commission is to:

  1. Establish, initiate, sponsor, organize, and promote cultural and artistic programs and services for the enrichment and enjoyment of the Oswego community.
  2. Build awareness of and participation in all the arts – visual, performing, and literary.
  3. Continually add to the established public art collection.
  4. 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

 Fox and Muskie manhole cover design

Public Art

Manhole covers 

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