The Fine Arts Commission is a group of citizens appointed by the City Council, and their purpose is to foster, encourage and assist in the realization, preservation and advancement of fine arts for the benefit of the citizens of Cupertino (also see Municipal Code 2.92.080 Powers and Functions). Please visit the Commissions page for information on how to apply. Regular meetings are held on the 4th Monday of every other month (odd months) and more often as necessary at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall, Conference Room C.
If you wish to send an e-mail to the Fine Arts Commission, please use the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the Commissioners
||Rajeswari Mahalingam, Chair
Second term ending 1/30/21
Sudha Kasamsetty, Vice Chair
second term ending 1/30/23
Some of the commission's accomplishments include:
- Public art ordinance update.
The update increased the value of required art in public and private developments from .25 to 1% of construction value. The Cupertino ordinance is now comparable to neighboring cities with public art program. City Council unanimously approved the Fine Arts Commission’s recommendation to update the public art ordinance on July 3, 2018.
- Review and approval of public art proposals, including local artist James Moore's sculpture "Stargazers" located at Hyatt House, 10380 Perimeter Road.
- Awards programs such as:
- Art in unexpected places, collaboration with Parks & Rec in progress,
- Working in partnership with local schools for student recognition
- Serving on art competition panels
- Community outreach
Fine Arts Commission work plan for 2019
Community Outreach – Marketing
Emerging Artist, Distinguished Artist & Young Artists: Art Award Programs
Art teachers CUSD/FUHD
Fine Arts League of Cupertino
Other independent artists
Partnership Content Magazine
Trifold for outreach
Building Strong Relationships
Parks & Rec
City Council / Staff
Cupertino Historical Society: Traveling Trunk Program
Silicon Valley Open Studios
Art in Unexpected Places
Public Art Catalog