Fredericksburg Arts Commission


  • 7:00 pm 
  • Third Wednesday of each month
  • Dorothy Hart Community Center
    408 Canal Street
    Room 3
    Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Meeting Schedule

January 17, 2024

February 21, 2024

March 20, 2024 

April 17, 2024

May 15, 2024

June 19, 2024 

July 17, 2024

August 21, 2024

September18, 2024

October 16, 2024

November 20, 2024

December 18, 2024

Sub Committee Meetings

Please check back for updated sub-committee meeting notices.

Funding Committee - January 11, 2024

Venues Committee - February 5, 2024

Publicity Committee - March 12, 2024


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At the conclusion of the initial terms, members of the commission shall thereafter serve terms of 4 years each.

  • 11 members in total.
  • Four members shall be solicited from organizations within the city which develop projects in the arts.
  • Two members shall be members of the City Council.
  • One member shall be an employee of the City’s Tourism and Economic Development Department.
  • At-large members of the Fredericksburg Arts Commission need not be residents of the City, but non-residents must maintain an art studio or place of business related to the arts within the city.
  • Council members and city staff employee shall serve at the pleasure of the Council.
  • Two members representing nonprofit organizations and two of the at-large members shall be appointed to an initial term of two years. The remaining members shall be appointed for an initial term of four years each.
Sophia Constantine (At-Large)
Pete Morelewicz (At-Large)
Jon McMillan (At-Large)
Kenneth Lecky (Org)
Stephen Hu (Org)
Joye Thomas (Org)

Alma Withers (At-Large)
Melanie Johnson (Org)
Jason Graham (Council Rep)
Jannan Holmes (Council Rep)
(Staff Rep)

Cultural Affairs

The purpose of the Fredericksburg Arts Commission is to provide leadership by and for city government in supporting arts and cultural affairs.

Public Sculpture Art Project

View our most recent public art installations online.

Arts Support Program - Funding Application 

The Fredericksburg Arts Commission (FAC) seeks to support both new and established arts events and projects in the City of Fredericksburg that celebrate and expand the arts in our community. Applications for arts support must be received by the FAC by March 1st, June 1st, September 1st, and December 6th. The FAC reviews applications in April, July, October, and January. All financial support is dependent on approval by the FAC and all applicants will be notified of the FAC’s decision. 

Creative Communities Partnership Grant - Funding Application

The Fredericksburg Arts Commission administers an annual Creative Communities Partnership Grant to City non-profit arts organizations (formerly called the Local Government Challenge Grant). The program is funded with City tax dollars and matching funds from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Note that this is an operational grant for awardees; applications are not for specific projects or events. Applications are due early March.