Arts Commission


The Mill Valley Arts Commission endeavors to enhance the cultural life of the community. It does this by promoting the visual and performing arts through events it sponsors. The Commission arranges monthly art exhibits at City Hall and the Community Center as part of the First Tuesday ArtWalk and publishes the monthly gallery guide. The Commission also sponsors Concerts in the Plaza, Comedy Night and the Paint Off events.


The Mill Valley Arts Commission meets at 7:00 PM on the second Tuesday of each month on the second floor conference room of the Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA. The meetings are open to the public. Additional information about volunteering, donating to the organization or applying for open positions on the Arts Commission, please contact the Commission at:

Read the Arts Commission's 2017 Annual Report
View the Arts Commission's Special Events

The Arts Commission manages visual and performing arts activities, events and programs, enjoyed in Mill Valley throughout the year. One of the very popular visual and performing arts events sponsored by the City through the Mill Valley Arts Commission includes the First Tuesday ArtWalk, with its publication of a monthly gallery guide and accompanying exhibitions at sites throughout Mill Valley, and Arts Commission curated monthly art exhibitions at City Hall and the Community Center. The Commission also hosts Concerts in the Plaza and the Comedy Night in the Plaza throughout the summer months and an annual photography competition, “The Click Off”, each fall. Recent years have seen increased support of the Arts Commission, thanks to passionate support from City Council, and enthusiastic advocacy by members of the arts community

Mill Valley Arts Commission 
180 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 383-1370

Sharon Valentino, Chair 03/01/2016 02/28/2019
Amy Torrano* 03/01/2015 02/28/2021
 Katie Ezzeddine 03/01/2016 02/28/2019
 Pamela Livingston 03/01/2017 02/28/2020
 Nancy de Y. Elkus  3/01/2018  02/28/2021
 Sean Pakenham**  09/19/2017  02/28/2020
 Jackie La Lanne**  11/06/2017  02/28/2019


*Denotes second term
**Denotes completing current term vacated by previous Commissioner

Meetings & Events

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
First Tuesday Artwalk

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
Arts Commission Meeting

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
First Tuesday ArtWalk

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
Arts Commission Meeting

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
First Tuesday Artwalk

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
Arts Commission Meeting