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Cultural Arts Advisory Group

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

The Cultural Arts Advisory Group meets on the second Tuesday of each quarter at 6:30 PM. Meeting dates for 2024 are January 16, April 16, July 16, October 15.

Agendas and Minutes

Chair Gerald M. Eisenberg
Vice Chair Silvia Rota
Robert Archambeau
John Blane
Christine Bautista
Joanne Bernstein
Amy Kersten Bruno
Edward P. Kaufman
James M. Lynch
Marika Rudy
Cheryl Steiger
Student Representative Emma Pasternak
Student Representative Ava Heimgartner
1/1/24 – 12/31/25
1/1/24 – 12/31/25
1/1/24 – 12/31/25
1/1/23 – 12/31/24
1/1/24 – 12/31/25
1/1/23 – 12/31/24
1/1/23 – 12/31/24
1/1/24 – 12/31/25
1/1/24 – 12/31/24
1/1/23 – 12/31/24
1/1/24 – 12/31/25
Thru May 2024
Thru May 2025
Staff Liaison Amanda M. Bennett
Council Liaison Andrés Tapia
Alternate Council Liaison is Yumi Ross

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 Bennett, staff liaison to the Cultural Arts Advisory Group, at 847.926.1043 or

Information about the former Cultural Arts Commission can be found here.