Arts Commission

The Ferndale Arts Commission is charged with enhancing the community by advising on public art and community aesthetic enhancement.

The Arts Commission meets at 5 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the City Hall Main Conference Room, 2095 Main St.

The City accepts applications for boards and commissions year-round, not just when there is a vacancy. If you feel you have something to contribute, please fill out an application and send it to City Clerk Susan Duncan. You can find the application here.

Membership Requirements: Pursuant to FMC 2.30.040, Members shall be appointed upon the basis of demonstrated interest in, and knowledge and support of, the arts. At least four members of the Commission shall reside within the City limits at the time of their appointment and throughout their terms in office. Up to three members may be nonresidents who live in the Ferndale School District or whose main employment is with a business located within the Ferndale City limits.

Arts Commission Members Term Expires
Pos. 1: Barbara Ingram (chair) June 30, 2020
Pos. 2: Colleen Harper June 30, 2020
Pos. 3: Loretta Sheldon June 30, 2020
Pos. 4: Kyle Deming June 30, 2020
Pos. 5: Lee Alexander June 30, 2018
Pos. 6: Vacant June 30, 2018
Pos. 7: Vacant June 30, 2018


More Information
Contact the City Clerk’s Office
Phone: (360) 685-2354
Fax: (360) 384-1163

Events & Opportunities

Free Verse Photo Project

  • The Free Verse Photo Project – A line or two selected from a poem is written “off the page” in an unexpected ephemeral way.  FreeVerseCallEggs2015.jpgA photo is taken of the line(s) within or with an image that relates to them.  The photo should be backed with matting or substantial paper for potential display purposes.  Photos will be displayed at participating businesses.

Summer Youth Theatre

The Ferndale Summer Youth Theatre provided a free, three-week theatre camp experience to 60 children within the Ferndale School District thanks to a grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation.  Plans are already underway for the Ferndale Summer Youth Theatre 2016! Stay tuned for details.

For more information, visit the Children’s Theatre web section.

Artist of the Quarter Awards

Each quarter, the Ferndale Arts Commission recognizes a local artist for their work and accomplishments. Read about each award recipient by clicking this link.

Arts Commission Newsletters