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Fine Arts Commission

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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:

Meet the Commissioners

Rajeswari Mahalingam, Chair
Second term ending 1/30/21

 Sudha Kasamsetty FAC

Sudha Kasamsetty, Vice Chair
First term ending 1/30/23

Janki Chokshi

second term ending 1/30/23

Sonia Dhami
Partial term ending 1/30/21


Diana Matley
Second Term ending 1/30/22

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

Teen Commission


Cultural Events

City Council / Staff

Cupertino Historical Society: Traveling Trunk Program

Silicon Valley Open Studios

New Programs

Art in Unexpected Places

Interior spaces

Grants Committee


On-going Programs

Public Art Catalog


Related Links

Agenda and Minutes

Minutes Archives

Commission Membership

Current Commission Vacancies

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