Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission

Call for Artists: Public Works Operations Facility
The City of Surprise, in conjunction with the Surprise Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission (SACAC), is seeking qualified artists to propose artwork that will be placed as a gateway entry monument. Learn more...

The purpose of the Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission is to encourage cultural growth in the city and to ensure that art, culture and entertainment are central elements of the quality of life for city residents. To this end, the commission will encourage the development of cultural opportunities and resources, as well as the creative, social and community benefits they provide.

The Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission members make recommendations to the city council regarding art projects, budgets and schedules. The commission also recommends to council the selection and commissioning of artists with respect to design, execution and placement of works of art for which appropriations have been made.

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For more information about the Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission, please contact Paul Bernardo at 623.222.1029 or

Commission Members
Term Expires
Margaret Lieu - Chair June 30, 2019
John Hastings - Vice Chair June 30, 2019
Susan deJong September 6, 2020
Kathie L. Morgan September 6, 2020
Deborah Welch June 30, 2019
Sally Wilson-Johnson June 30, 2019
Rhiannon Miett
June 30, 2020