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Cultural Arts Advisory Group 

City Hall 
1707 St. Johns Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035

2020 Meeting Dates
Thursday, January 9
Thursday, March 12
Thursday, July 9
Thursday, October 15

Agendas and Minutes

Chair Judith Kaufman                             1/1/19 – 12/31/20
Vice Chair Joanne Bernstein                    1/1/19 – 12/31/20
Steven F. Greene                                   1/1/19 – 12/31/20
James M. Lynch                                     1/1/19 – 12/31/20
John Blane                                            1/1/19 – 12/31/20
Robert Bernstein                                    1/1/20 – 12/31/21
Edward P. Kaufman                                1/1/20 – 12/31/21
Carol A. Lazarus                                     1/1/20 – 12/31/21
Cheryl Steiger                                        1/1/20 – 12/31/21

Student Representative Kayla Beck          1/1/20 – 12/31/21
Student Representative Ryan Hecht          1/1/20 – 12/31/21
Student Representative Selene Malench     1/1/20 – 12/31/21
Student Representative Emily Schwartz     1/1/20 – 12/31/21

Council Liaison Tony Blumberg
Staff Liaison Amanda Civitello

Arts Resources

The Cultural Arts Advisory Group has the following duties and responsibilities:

  •  Reviews and provides advisory recommendations regarding proposals for public art installation on the City’s public rights-of-way, including, but not limited to, the selection of art pieces and designs, proposed locations, procurement costs, maintenance and upkeep impacts and costs;
  • Provides advisory recommendations regarding maintenance frequency and methods for City-owned art in cooperation with the Department of Public Works and City Manager’s Office;
  • Provides advisory recommendations regarding the development of arts and cultural programs and related communications directed at various age, ethnic, and religious groups that enhance City residents’ quality of life; and
  • Reviews and recommend programming as set forth in the City’s Cultural Arts Master Plan.
For more information, please contact Amanda Civitello, staff liaison to the Cultural Arts Advisory Group, at 847.926.1043 or

Information about the former Cultural Arts Commission can be found here