Lodi Arts Commission


  • Carnegie Forum
  • Council Chambers
  • 305 W. Pine Street
  • Lodi, CA 95240
  • MEETS: 2nd Wednesday of each month at 12 p.m.

Agendas and Minutes

For information regarding this agenda, please contact Jennifer Winn, Recreation Manager, at 209-333-6891 or by email.

Pursuant to Section 54954(a) of the Government Code of the State of California, agendas are posted at least 72 hours in advance of a regularly scheduled meeting (or 24 hours in advance of a special meeting) at the Carnegie Forum (southeast entrance, ground level), 305 West Pine Street, which is a public place freely accessible to the public 24 hours a day. Agendas are also posted in the City Clerk’s Office (2nd Floor) and City Hall Lobby, 221 W. Pine Street; at Worknet, 631 E. Oak Street; and on-line.

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NOTE: All staff reports or other written documentation relating to each item of business referred to on the agenda are on file in the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department, 230 W. Elm Street, Lodi, and are available for public inspection. If requested, the agenda shall be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with a disability, as required by Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 USC Section 12132) and the federal rules and regulations adopted in implementation thereof. To make a request for disability-related modification or accommodation contact the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department as soon as possible and at least 24 hours prior to the meeting date.


The nine members of the Lodi Arts Commission are appointed by the Lodi City Council and serve three-year terms. Members of the Lodi Arts Commission must be registered to vote in the City of Lodi at the time of application.

The members are identified in the City of Lodi’s Conflict of Interest Code and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk’s Office. Copies of the statements of economic interest filed by the members may be obtained by visiting the office of the City Clerk. The physical address of the City Clerk is:

221 W. Pine Street
Lodi, CA 95240

Nancy Ahlberg Mellor
Alexander Avila
Clare Bhakta
Jateen Bhakta
Jesse Hanes
Hayley Johns
Geneva Mello
Catherine Metcalf
Kelli Perrault

To contact the Lodi Arts Commission, please call 209-333-6891, or email the liaison.

Committee Information

The purpose of the Lodi Arts Commission is to inspire, encourage and promote the arts in the community. In addition, the Arts Commission oversees the City’s public art program, and recommends the distribution of annual arts grants awarded by the City Council. The Commission assists the Lodi Arts Foundation to raise funds to advance its purpose. 

View Lodi Arts Commission Bylaws (PDF)

Interested in Serving?

Apply to serve on the Lodi Arts Commission

If you are interested in serving and want to know more about participating in your local government, a Commissioner's Handbook: A Guide for Community Volunteers was created to orient commissioners on the functions and activities of City commissions, to contribute to the general knowledge and understanding of public affairs, and to aid in identifying the scope and parameters of a commissioner's duties and responsibilities. Thank you for your interest!

Art in Public Places

In 2001, the Lodi City Council established an Art in Public Places program, along with an Art Advisory Board, to help the City select and install artwork for public projects. Funding for Art in Public Places comes from developers' fees designated for Lodi's environmental enrichment. The Board was responsible for reviewing proposed public art projects and assuring they are high-quality, as well as recommending and approving artworks and artists for the Art in Public Place Program. In 2017, the Art Advisory Board was abolished and folded in with the Lodi Arts Commission.


Recent Art in Public Places projects include sidewalk mosaics, new art bike racks, bronze sculptures on loan in the downtown area, and the painted traffic control boxes scattered around town. Are you an artist (in fact or at heart)? Submit your ideas for Art in Public Places to the Lodi Arts Commission.