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  • Third Tuesday of every month
  • Jack Reidy Conference Room, 140 W. Pine 

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The Public Art Committee shall endeavor to develop a collection of public art that is of the highest quality, that will encompass a broad aesthetic range reflecting the city and the minds of its citizens, that will improve the quality of life in the area, that will be accessible to all individuals, and be a source of pride to all residents.

Percent for Art Program

The Public Art Committee shall seek to develop the Percent for Art Program and the associated collections in such a way so that it is intimately integrated into the fabric of the City of Missoula and reflects a broad range of community input and involvement by artists and art professionals.

Other Responsibilities

The Public Art Committee is responsible for reviewing, advocating, and developing public art projects in the public domain for the City of Missoula. It will develop a formal structure in which to create, develop, and maintain public art as well as further public accessibility to the arts.


The Public Art Committee consists of nine members serving four-year terms. Members shall be selected because of their expertise in historic preservation, visual arts, architecture, or affiliation with a local business association or public entity. Six members will be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council, two members will be appointed by the City Council and one member shall be a member of the Missoula City Council.

Members Start of Term End of Term
Mayoral Appointments        n/a          n/a
Kia Liszak July 1, 2017 June 30, 2021
Douglas Olson July 1, 2014 June 30, 2018
Peter Lambros (Chair) July 1, 2014 June 30, 2018
Taag Peterson July 1, 2015 June 30, 2019
Kathi Olson July 1, 2015 June 30, 2019
Helen Hallenbeck July 1, 2017 June 30, 2021
City Council Appointments         n/a          n/a
Courtney LeBlanc Sept. 1, 2015 June 30, 2019
Cathay Smith April 25, 2016 June 30, 2019
City Council Representative         n/a          n/a
Julie Armstrong         n/a          n/a

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More Information

The Missoula Cultural Council has partnered with the City of Missoula and is the main point of contact for the Public Art Committee. If you have questions about public art please contact Becca McCarron, Public Art Coordinator for Arts Missoula, at, or call (406) 541-0860.  If you have questions about Public Art Committee board membership, please contact Heidi Bakula in the Mayor's Office at 552-6001.


Position vacancies are advertised in the media approximately one month in advance. Interested in serving on a board? These are the vacant positions we are recruiting now.