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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.
1515 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 683-4674
TTY: (215) 683-0286
Mar29EventSign and Streetery Committee of the Art Commission meeting9:30 am to 11:30 amOnline via ZoomEvent
Sign and Streetery Committee of the Art Commission meetingMarch 29, 20239:30 am to 11:30 am, 2 hoursOnline via ZoommapAgenda and meeting materials available the Art Commission website:
Apr12EventArt Commission meeting9:30 am to 1:00 pmOnline via ZoomEvent
Art Commission meetingApril 12, 20239:30 am to 1:00 pm, 4 hoursOnline via ZoommapAgenda and meeting materials available the Art Commission website:
Apr26EventSign and Streetery Committee of the Art Commission meeting9:30 am to 11:30 amOnline via ZoomEvent
Sign and Streetery Committee of the Art Commission meetingApril 26, 20239:30 am to 11:30 am, 2 hoursOnline via ZoommapAgenda and meeting materials available the Art Commission website:
The aPA is a nonprofit, civic organization that commissions, preserves, interprets, and promotes public art in Philadelphia.
OACCE promotes arts, culture, and the creative industries in Philadelphia.
Members of the Art Commission
|Jose Alminana||Landscape Architect|
|Bridget Collins Greenwald||Commissioner of Public Property|
|Carmen Febo San Miguel||Businessperson|
|Matthew Miller||Member of a School of Art or Architecture|
|Raed Nasser||Member of the Board of Parks and Recreation|
|Pepon Osorio||Member of a School of Art or Architecture|
|Robert Roesch||Sculptor, Chair|