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 much-loved annual photography competition, a public art sculpture series collaboration with Washington University, a returning artist program for our school children and community, a series of free outdoor summer concerts and public lectures and presentations.

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 Community Center, 975 Pennsylvania, with staff member Lynda Euell-Taylor.

Arts & Letters Commissioners

Garrie Burr, President and Chair, Public Art, Marketing and Literary
Kay Watts, Vice President and Chair, Returning Artist and Literary
Winnie Sullivan, Treasurer and Chair, Literary and Marketing
Barbara Santoro, Secretary
Frederick Fehr, Chair, Calendar ArtLiterary and Marketing
Lawanda Hinton, Starlight Concert
Carol Jackson, Starlight Concert
Richard Massey, Starlight Concert
Lauren Masterson, Marketing and Public Art
Marian Reed, Calendar Art
Nicole Thomas
Wilmetta Toliver-Diallo, Movies in the Park