The Arts and Culture Commission is dedicated to enhancing the City of Altoona with physical and interactive works of art. The Commission develops our community arts and cultural initiatives to be an impactful experience for residents and visitors.
The Commission meets the second Monday of each month. View upcoming meetings on our Calendar.
Commission members serve 2 year terms. Current commission members include:
- Mike Lambert
- Christina Lynn
- Alex Payne
- Sarah Kavalier
- Chad Taylor
- Calan Smidt
- Beverly Sells
If you are interested in volunteering for a position on the Arts & Culture Commission, you can apply by clicking here.
CORNival Celebrations end with Fall Family Festival on Sept. 23
The Arts & Culture Commission is celebrating the end of its CORNival celebrations, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the planting of the first acre of commercial hybrid corn. Near the site where that corn was planted, the Commission has a festival of fun planned from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. All activities will take place at Intrinsic Ag (102 1st Ave N), and will include activities such as free pumpkin painting (as supplies last), a free inflatable, a free custom corn maze, food for purchase and a farmers' market. The CORNival CORNvoy statues will be on display.
The 20 CORNival CORNvoy statues were unveiled at Haines Park on July 4th.
The statues were "on tour" in several locations over the summer and will be brought together periodically as a collection for several CORNival themed events. A website highlighting these locations and showcasing the statues and artists is available by clicking here.
The full set of statues will be on-site at Terrace Hills Golf Course from Sept. 11 - 18.
On Sept. 19, the statues will move to Intrinsic Ag (102 1st Ave N) for the CORNival Family Fall Festival. The Festival will be held from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23.
Thank you to our CORNival sponsors! Sponsorship opportunities are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.