Arts and Culture

Art, Culture, and Community Unite! Discover how we're bringing vibrant cultural expressions to our neighborhoods, sparking community pride and connection. Join us in celebrating the colorful tapestry of our community!

Join Us!

The North River Commission is actively seeking community residents, artists, business owners, and representatives of local organizations and institutions to join us in support a robust network of arts and cultural expression, events, and opportunities in our service area.

Create, Install, and Perform with Us!

North River Commission is actively seeking local artists, performers, writers, or other creative individuals and groups to work with on public art, cultural events, and other activities in our communities. If you are interested in working with us, please contact NRC through the link below.

Arts and Culture Vision

North River Commission and the Arts Committee envisions a local network that:

  • Expresses local cultures through public art, cultural events, and educational opportunities, promoting a sense of belonging for residents
  • Promotes local economic development by attracting visitors and residents to neighborhood business districts
  • Promotes economic and community development by supporting cultural businesses and organizations to locate and thrive in the area
  • Enhances and beautifies the service area, including commercial corridors, parks, and other public spaces
  • Promote opportunities for people to participate in arts and cultural activities, including education & workforce training
Arts and Culture Work

North River Commission and the Arts Committee accomplishes our vision for Arts and Culture by:

  • Providing regular communications about arts and cultural activities, events, and opportunities in the service area through email and social media
  • Acting as a clearinghouse of information about cultural organizations, businesses, and opportunities in the district through the cultural mapping
  • Creating and implementing cultural programs, including Lot Jams and the Mosaic Albany Park Arts Festival
  • With economic development staff and volunteers, supporting local cultural businesses, organizations, and institutions in the area
  • With education staff and volunteers, promoting in-school and after-school arts and culture opportunities
  • With SSA manager and commission, facilitating public art installations in the business district through SSA60