Arts Advisory Commission

PUBLIC NOTICE: The Arts Advisory meeting will take place online and in person. You may attend the meeting in person or watch online or listen to it over the telephone. The Commission is accepting written public comment that will be acknowledged in the meeting.

Next Meeting: 5:30 p.m. November 19

City Hall (Lake Ballinger Room)
23204 58th Ave W.
Mountlake Terrace WA, 98043

If the public would like to listen in via telephone, the call in number is 1-253-215-8782.

To watch the meeting over the internet, follow these steps: 1) Go to; 2) Enter meeting ID 856 9513 3782 and click “join” (you will be prompted to install the Zoom application if you do not already have it); and 3) Enter password 370096.

To submit public comment, please email your remarks to or mail them to City Hall, 23204 58th Avenue W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043. Written public comment must be received by 4 p.m. on the day of meeting to be acknowledged that same evening.


The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission, established by city ordinance in 1971, consists of seven volunteer members appointed by the City Council. They work to promote and sponsor activities and events that enhance the cultural atmosphere of the community.

Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show

Colorful paintings hanging on a panel



  • Conner Ryan, Chair 2022-2025
  • Michelle Senechal, Vice Chair 2022-2025
  • Judy Ryan 2022-2025
  • Marla French 2021-2024
  • Bonnie Mercer 2023-2026
  • Ben Hou 2021-2024
  • Janey Hoff 2023-2026

Rick Ryan, City Council Liaison

Renee Norton, Recreation Supervisor of Support Services and Staff Liaison


  • Collaborate with artists, business, government, education, residents and guests.
  • Create opportunities for artists including visual, performing and literary arts.
  • Encourage public and private partnerships to provide funding.
  • Position cultural arts as community and economic building blocks.
  • Engage our community to educate, inform, inspire.
  • Promote understanding of diverse cultures, ages and abilities.


The Arts Advisory Commission and the Friends of the Arts sponsor the Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show held each fall. The Arts Advisory Commission activities include coordinating and promoting monthly art exhibits at the Mountlake Terrace Library and maintaining the inventory and documentation of the city's public art collection. Take a look at current programs and events

The Arts and Cultural Strategic Plan was approved by the City Council in 2009.  The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission values cultural arts as vital to the human spirit, a means to connect a diverse community, and essential to the health and vitality of our city. The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission mission is to nurture, support and promote the cultural arts as a vital element of our community's quality of life, economic viability and vibrant community identity.


If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, please submit a completed Application (PDF) or the online form to: 

Mountlake Terrace City Hall
Attn: City Clerk
23204 58th Avenue W
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043