Arts Commission



  • Council Chamber at City Hall - 505 Swift Blvd., Richland, WA 99352
  • First Wednesday of each month - 6:00 pm


  • Richland Library - 955 Northgate Dr., Richland, WA 99352
  • Third Wednesday of each month - 6:00 pm

Agendas & Minutes

Arts Commission Work Plan 2016

Richland Municipal Code for Arts Commission

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are also available following approval. 


Term Expiration Date

Justin Raffa, Chair

March 31, 2017

Yichien Cooper, Vice Chair

March 31, 2019

Jeffrey Kissel, Member

March 31, 2017

Thomas Rado, Member

March 31, 2018

Sonali Matta, Youth Member

March 31, 2017

Frances White, Member

March 31, 2017

Michael Wutzke, Member

March 31, 2018



The Arts Commission supports City Council in encouraging and supporting art within Richland to improve the quality of life, strengthen economic development and revitalize the community. It is an advisory body to City Council and staff to provide expertise on visual, performing and literary arts to enrich the cultural life of the community.

Special Programs

2016 Richland Arts Commission Partnership Program Application

The City of Richland will designate up to $4,000 total for 2016 to provide matching fund grants to encourage and support art in Richland. This designation is a one-year pilot to evaluate the benefit of an Art Partnership Program.

Applications are due December 1, 2016


2015 Art Recognition Award for Contributions in Support of the Arts

The Richland Arts Commission is accepting nominations for two annual awards to recognize local contributions made in support of the arts. This award is intended to distinguish two recipients for their outstanding contribution and support of the arts in Richland, Washington. The awards will be presented to one individual and to one organization (for profit or not-for-profit) annually. The award is made for the year prior.

Nominations are due by October 14, 2016