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Philadelphia Art Commission

Approving the design and location of construction projects and public art on City property, including streets, or funded with City money.

Philadelphia Art Commission

Notice: The Art Commission has scheduled a meeting for Wednesday, August 12 at 9 AM, which continues its meeting on the City’s proposal for the Christopher Columbus statue at Marconi Plaza held on July 22. For more information, see the public meetings page.

What we do

As part of the Department of Planning and Development, the Art Commission is Philadelphia’s design review board. It ensures that development in Philadelphia is beautiful, orderly, and appropriate so that the City is a desirable place to live, visit, and do business.

As part of its duties, the commission reviews the designs of:

  • All construction projects located on City property or funded with City money.
  • Anything constructed or installed on or over the public right-of-way.
  • All public art to be acquired by the City or placed on public property.

The commission was created in 1911 as the Philadelphia Art Jury. It became the Philadelphia Art Commission with the adoption of the Home Rule Charter in 1952. After more than 100 years, the Art Commission’s mission is much the same as when it was founded.

Read sections of the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter that establish the powers and responsibilities of the Art Commission.

Connect

Address
1515 Arch St.
13th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email artcommission@phila.gov
TTY: (215) 683-0286
Social

Members of The Art Commission

Name Role Email Phone
Jose Alminana Landscape Architect
Bridget Collins Greenwald Commissioner of Public Property
Carmen Febo San Miguel Businessperson
Alan Greenberger Member of faculty or governing board of a school of Art or Architecture – Chair
Joe Laragione Painter
Raed Nasser Member of the Board of Parks and Recreation
Natalie Nixon Member of faculty or governing board of a school of Art or Architecture
Robert Roesch Sculptor
Mario Zacharjasz Architect

Events

  • Aug
    12
    Art Commission Special Meeting
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Held remotely via Zoom webinar

    Art Commission Special Meeting

    August 12, 2020
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm, 4 hours
    Held remotely via Zoom webinar
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    Description: Meeting length may vary depending on the agenda.
  • Aug
    19
    Art Commission Sign Committee meeting
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    1515 Arch Street - Room 18007

    Art Commission Sign Committee meeting

    August 19, 2020
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm, 2 hours
    1515 Arch Street - Room 18007
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    Meeting length may vary depending on agenda.
  • Sep
    2
    Art Commission meeting
    9:30 am to 1:00 pm
    1515 Arch Street - Room 18029

    Art Commission meeting

    September 2, 2020
    9:30 am to 1:00 pm, 4 hours
    1515 Arch Street - Room 18029
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    Meeting length may vary depending on the agenda.

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