The Commission is a nine member board. The purpose of the Arts and Culture Commission shall be to assist Grand Rapids to become a community in which arts and cultural activities: are recognized as vital components of community life, are valued and promoted for their economic benefits, and represent an integral part of Grand Rapids’ educational mission for young people.


Arts and Culture Commission
Kayla Schubert - Commissioner John Connelly - Commissioner
Harry Smith - Commissioner David Dobbs - Commissioner
David Marty - Commissioner Anne-Marie Erickson - Commissioner
Kathy Dodge - Commissioner Sonja Merrild - Commissioner
Myrna Peterson - Commissioner  
Staff Contact
Amy Dettmer - Assistant Library Director
Phone:  218-326-7640
Grand Rapids Area Library
140 NE 2nd Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744


For agenda and minutes please contact City Clerk Kim Gibeau at 218-326-7611 or

To view the Arts and Culture Roadmap click here.