About Arts & Letters

One of University City’s Most Celebrated and Unique Public Institutions

The mission of the University City Municipal Commission on Arts & Letters is to act in an advisory capacity to the City Council on artistic, cultural and scholarly programs within University City.  The Commission is dedicated to promoting the arts and making art publicly visible and accessible to a broad and diverse community audience.

Funded primarily by the City of University City, the Commission supports numerous activities including a returning artist program for our school children and community, a series of free outdoor summer concerts, and a public art series collaboration with Washington University.

The Commission is made up of 15 appointed University City volunteers who serve four year terms and may be appointed for two consecutive terms.  The Commission meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Heman Park Centennial Commons Board Room, 7210 Olive Boulevard, with staff member Lynda Euell-Taylor.

Arts & Letters Commissioners

Garrie Burr, President and Chair, Public Art, Marketing, and Literary
Kay Watts, Vice President and Returning Artist, and Literary
Winnie Sullivan, Treasurer and Chair, Literary, Finance, and Marketing
Barbara Santoro, Secretary and Finance
Karla Brown, Starlight Concert and Chair, Returning Artist
Carol Jackson, Starlight Concert and Returning Artist
Richard Massey, Starlight Concert and Returning Artist
Eleanor Mullin, Marketing
Marian Reed, Chair, Calendar Art
Cindy Thierry, Marketing and Public Art
Nicole Thomas
John Tieman, Public Art and Literary
Wilmetta Toliver-Diallo, Movies in the Park and Finance