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

Nancy de Y. Elkus (Chair) 03/01/2018 02/28/20221
Coleen Byrne** (Vice Chair) 03/01/2018 02/28/2021
Lizelle Green 03/01/2020 02/28/2023
Farrah Spott 03/01/2020 02/28/2023
 Sharon Valentino* 03/01/2019 02/28/2022


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

Meetings & Events

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

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