Arts Advisory Commission


The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission, established by city ordinance in 1971, consists of seven volunteer members appointed by the City Council. They work to promote and sponsor activities and events that enhance the cultural atmosphere of the community.

Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show

Friday reception lots of people viewing art


  • Judy Ryan, Chair
  • Marla French, Vice Chair
  • Ann Nygaard
  • Bonnie Mercer
  • Janice Patterson
  • Kiah Helms
  • Vacant (As of August, 2020)

Agenda and Minutes


  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 3rd Tuesday of every month
  • Recreation Pavilion


The Arts Advisory Commission and the Friends of the Arts sponsor the Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show held each fall. The Arts Advisory Commission activities include coordinating and promoting monthly art exhibits at the Mountlake Terrace Library and maintaining the inventory and documentation of the city's public art collection. Take a look at current programs and events

The Arts and Cultural Strategic Plan was approved by the City Council in 2009.  The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission values cultural arts as vital to the human spirit, a means to connect a diverse community, and essential to the health and vitality of our city. The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission mission is to nurture, support and promote the cultural arts as a vital element of our community's quality of life, economic viability and vibrant community identity.


  • Collaborate with artists, business, government, education, residents and guests.
  • Create opportunities for artists including visual, performing and literary arts.
  • Encourage public and private partnerships to provide funding.
  • Position cultural arts as community and economic building blocks.
  • Engage our community to educate, inform, inspire.
  • Promote understanding of diverse cultures, ages and abilities.


If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, please submit a completed Application (PDF) or the online form to: 

Mountlake Terrace Interim City Hall
City Clerk, Virginia Olsen
6100 219th Street SW, Suite 200
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043