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About the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission

The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, founded in 2006, is a committee of Geneva residents and business owners who seek to create diverse cultural art experiences that engage the community. Commission members love the arts, are artists or local business owners who value the arts. Annual events include the Geneva Film Festival, fine art exhibits by the Greater Geneva Art Guild, Shakespeare in the Park, the RiverPark Summer Concert Series and the Steeple Walk. The GCAC also sponsored the wildly successful "Dancing with the Geneva Stars" event, which ended its five-year run in 2013. If you'd like to donate directly to our causes in any amount, simply click the PayPal button below.

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The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission was formed in 2006 with the goal of creating a regional model for promoting the arts within the community. The commission consists of a nine-member committee and executive chair, which functions as an auxiliary body of Geneva's city government. Plans for creating the GCAC started in 2005. Organizers envisioned it as a resource for artists and groups, and the commission would also create a cultural arts center and a business plan that would highlight how the arts would contribute to the city.

Our mission is to create diverse cultural arts experiences that engage the community by: Pursuing the active participation and cooperation of the arts community, government, business, education, and the public; Providing resources and opportunities for both the arts community and art patrons; and Developing new and exciting cultural initiatives that encourage economic and social growth.

The Cultural Arts Commission meets the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 109 James St. in Geneva. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Geneva City Hall: 630-232-7494. Agendas and meeting minutes can be found in the Agenda Center.

Cultural Arts Commissioners
Tim Vetang, Chairperson; Kent Gallagher, Vice-Chair; Mary Ann Diggory, Secretary; Douglas Holzrichter, Treasurer; Carolyn Hill, Commissioner; Alexia Monaco, Commissioner; Victor Portincaso, Commissioner; Jan Schmuckal, Commissioner; Trish Tkach, Commissioner

For More Info
Need more information about the Cultural Arts Commission or one of its fantastic community events or programs? You can call the commission's hotline at 630-938-4530 or at .  

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Save the date for these upcoming events!

Festival of the Arts
May 29-30, 2015

Shakespeare in the Park
July 18, 2015

River Park Concerts

July 12, 19 and 26, 2015

Greater Geneva Art Guild Studio Tour
Fall, 2015

Steeple Walk
December 6, 2015

Eat Your Art Out!
Spring, 2016

Geneva Film Festival
Spring, 2016