Current Members

  • Susan Coulter
  • Kurtiss Erickson
  • Kathy Flores
  • Robert Fox
  • Retha Hayward
  • Ed Kane
  • Tony Lamb
  • Robert Lawrence
  • Peggy Leach
  • John Munn
  • Constance Perra
  • Phillip Raschke
  • Barbara Vest
  • Jean Witte

Council Liaison

  • Councilmember Marie Barth


The role of the Lakewood Arts commission is to assess needs, establish priorities and make recommendations for enrichment of the community and promotion of its cultural vitality through the arts. The Lakewood Arts Commission will do the following:

  • Promote the visual, performing and literary arts;
  • Encourage the creative contribution of local artists;
  • Make recommendations for Public Art to the City Council;
  • Support community-building events; and
  • Foster the City’s cultural heritage.


(Click here  and scroll down to “Advisory Board Agendas and Minutes”)


Members shall be residents of the City unless the Council finds that appointment of a non-resident, by virtue of business involvement or expertise, will benefit the Committee and ultimately the City. At least one member shall be a working professional artist; at least one person shall work in the Lakewood education community and at least one person shall be currently active in a Lakewood community organization.




Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

Terms of office

Three years


Individuals appointed are expected to attend meetings regularly. The Council expects to be informed in the event any Committee, Board or Commission member has three unexcused absences. The Council, may in the event of three unexcused absences, dismiss the individual from service.


Adhere to City of Lakewood’s Code of Ethics, regular attendance at meetings, mutual respect among members, good listener, and flexible.

Meeting Dates

First Monday at 4:30 p.m., City Hall


Applications are available at the City Clerk’s Office, City of Lakewood, 6000 Main Street SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, or at /documents/city_council/Application_for_Appointment_12_1_14.pdf

Events & Links

MayFest 2015

MayFest – Call to Artists – 2015