Arts Commission

  • Comprised of seven members serving three-year terms.  
  • Administers the arts grant funding process by reviewing applications from prospective grantees and making recommendations to the City Council for funding.
  • Assists in planning cultural activities such as the Fourth Friday Concert Series and DeSoto Arts Live Art & Music Festival which are for the benefit of DeSoto citizens.

  • Meets on the first Monday of each month. Meetings are held in Pecan Room 1 in the DeSoto Civic Center (211 E. Pleasant Run Road).

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Staff Representative
Kathy Jones
Community Relations Manager

Council Representative
  Nicole Raphiel
Members & Term Expirations

Three-Year Terms
Place 1
Pamela Dawson
Term Expires 9/19
Place 2
 Janice Garrett
Term Expires: 9/20
Place 3
 James Adams
Term Expires: 9/21
Place 4
Jennifer Lewis Johnson
Term Expires: 9/19
Place 5 
Otis Tarkington
Term Expires: 9/19

Place 6 
Barron Coleman
Term Expires: 9/20

Place 7 
Term Expires: