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Miranda Bergman, Express Yourself (detail), 2006, acrylic paint on nonwoven media, 9 x 40 feet
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alameda county municipal arts councils

Albany Arts Committee
Albany Arts Committee advises the City Council on cultural and artistic activities within the City and sponsors arts programs and activities, as well as fundraising events to support these programs.

Berkeley Civic Arts Commission
The Berkeley Civic Arts Commission advises the City Council on all matters concerning the promotion of the arts and urban beautification.

Dublin Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission
The Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission (HCAC) considers and makes recommendations to the City Council on historical, cultural and artistic matters by generating public input concerning the arts;
reviewing arts contract proposals; insuring historical preservation
of the Heritage Center.


Emeryville Public Art Committee
The Emeryville Public Art Committee selects public art works for placement in municipal development projects subject to the final approval of the City Council. The committee advises the City Council on the use of the Public Art Fund and other matters regarding implementation of the Art in Public Places Program.

Fremont Art Review Board

The Fremont Art Review Board advises the City in matters related to art in public places. Its members are knowledgeable in contemporary visual art and particularly art in public places. They advise in the selection of artists and review the installation and maintenance of approved artwork.

Fremont Cultural Arts Council
The Fremont Cultural Arts Council’s mission is to further and support the practice and enjoyment of the fine arts in the Fremont community. In addition to active sponsorship of activities such as art in the schools, the F.C.A.C. provides a "clearinghouse" for the Arts and other charitable and nonprofit activities in the area.

Hayward Arts Council
The Hayward Arts Council embraces all forms of art in the entire Hayward, California region. It serves both the artist and patron. The Hayward Arts Council maintains the following galleries in historic downtown Hayward: City of Hayward John O’ Lague Galleria, Green Shutter Gallery, Hayward Chamber of Commerce.

Livermore Commission for the Arts
The Livermore Commission for the Arts encourages programs for the cultural enrichment of the City; makes recommendations to the City Council regarding local cultural arts needs, activities, facilities and programs, including needs for visual and performing arts facilities; receives input from the community on issues relevant to arts policies; develops and recommends to the City Council a 5-10 year cultural arts plan for the City, including goals, implementation strategies and financing methods; and reviews and approves public art.

City of Oakland Cultural Affairs Commission
The Cultural Affairs Commission was established by the Oakland City Council for the purpose of advising the Mayor, City Council and City Manager on all matters affecting cultural development in the community. The CAC makes recommendations to fund, assist and promote public awareness of the artistic and cultural activities in the City; encourages support for individual artists and arts organizations; participates in community cultural planning processes and reviews policies and programs which affect arts and cultural development in Oakland.

Pleasanton Civic Arts Commission
The Pleasanton Civic Arts Commission promotes the acquisition, construction, and installation of public art in Pleasanton and advises the City Council on matters related to City-sponsored arts and cultural programs.

Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council
The Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization. PCAC is committed to the belief that the arts nurture the spirit of those in our communities; that the arts are an essential part of a healthy and equitable society to which those of all ages and backgrounds should have access. The Council promotes and supports arts institutions, experiences, facilities and opportunities for the enrichment of those in Pleasanton and in the Tri-Valley area.


Miranda Bergman, Express Yourself (detail), 2006, acrylic paint on nonwoven media, 9 x 40 feet. Located at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center. This artwork was funded through Alameda County’s “2% for Art” public art ordinance. Photo: Sibila Savage.
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