Public Art Committee

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Concrete Cat Statue


  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Third Tuesday of every month
  • Jack Reidy Conference Room, 140 W. Pine Street

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The Public Art Committee shall endeavor to develop a collection of public art that is of the highest quality, that will encompass a broad aesthetic range reflecting the city and the minds of its citizens, that will improve the quality of life in the area, that will be accessible to all individuals, and be a source of pride to all residents.

Percent for Art Program

The Public Art Committee shall seek to develop the Percent for Art Program and the associated collections in such a way so that it is intimately integrated into the fabric of the City of Missoula and reflects a broad range of community input and involvement by artists and art professionals.

Other Responsibilities

The Public Art Committee is responsible for reviewing, advocating, and developing public art projects in the public domain for the City of Missoula. It will develop a formal structure in which to create, develop, and maintain public art as well as further public accessibility to the arts.


The Public Art Committee consists of nine members serving four-year terms. Members shall be selected because of their expertise in historic preservation, visual arts, architecture, or affiliation with a local business association or public entity. Six members will be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council, two members will be appointed by the City Council and one member shall be a member of the Missoula City Council.

Members Start of Term End of Term
Mayoral Appointments        n/a          n/a
Tiana Grise July 1, 2021 June 30, 2025
Stoney Samsoe July 1, 2018 June 30, 2022
Greg Twigg March 8, 2021 June 30, 2022
Debra Parker Sept. 20, 2021 June 30, 2023
Kathi Olson (Chair) July 1, 2019 June 30, 2023
Danielle M. Vazquez July 1, 2021 June 30, 2025
City Council Appointments         n/a          n/a
James Walter Feb. 22, 2021 June 30, 2023
Dennis Lippert July 1, 2019 June 30, 2023
City Council Representative         n/a          n/a
Mirtha Becerra         n/a          n/a

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More Information

The Public Art Committee is administered on behalf of the city by Arts Missoula.

If you have questions about public art please contact Breanne Howerton at Arts Missoula at (406) 541-0860.  If you have questions about the Public Art Committee board, please contact Heidi Bakula in the Mayor's Office at (406) 552-6001.


Position vacancies are advertised in the media approximately one month in advance. Interested in serving on a board? These are the vacant positions we are recruiting now.