The Commission 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.
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.
The 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 the city. Its mission is to nurture, support and promote the cultural arts as a vital element of the community’s quality of life, economic viability and vibrant community identity.