Shelton Arts Commission

The Shelton Arts Commission was established in 1990 to encourage, conduct, sponsor, or co-sponsor public programs to further develop public awareness of and interest in the fine and performing arts. The Arts Commission is responsible for the Civic Center rotating art gallery, the annual Empty Bowls event, and the traffic box wraps project. 

Board members serve a four-year term and are appointed by the City Council.

Meeting Info
The Commission generally meets at 4:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Civic Center (525 West Cota Street). The schedule may vary. 

Commission Members

  • Robin Bishop
  • Amy Cooper
  • Larry Harbaugh
  • Elinor Lindquist
  • Stan Yantis
Empty Bowls
There are "empty bowls" throughout the world and it is possible to do something positive to support your community and help stop hunger! Create, play, and eat with friends and support your neighbors in need. You will be able to unleash your creative side by building a unique ceramic bowl to keep.

All supplies are provided by the Shelton Arts Commission. Open to all ages, family-friendly, and no registration required!

2024 Empty Bowls Dates
May 1, 5-7 p.m. - Create a Bowl
Come create bowls at the Shelton Civic Center.

May 8, 5-7 p.m. - Glaze Your Bowl
Come glaze (decorate) bowls at the Civic Center.

May 15, 5-7 p.m. - Soup and Bread
For a donation of $10, enjoy some soup and bread from one of our great local restaurants and receive a completed bowl to keep!

Can't make all three dates? No worries. There will be some extra bowls available at each step. 

Civic Center Rotating Art Gallery
Professional or amateur artists working in two or three-dimensional media are invited to apply for the Civic Center Rotating Art Gallery. The gallery is located in the Civic Center (525 West Cota Street) on the first floor. Exhibits are scheduled for 12-week periods. More than one artist's works may be exhibited at one time.

Current Gallery Dates
Application Deadline: May 3, 2024
Display Dates: June 4 - August 30, 2024


Traffic Box Wraps
There are six traffic box wraps, located at intersections throughout Shelton. The traffic box wraps are coordinated by the Shelton Arts Commission, Parks and Recreation, and the Martha Reed Foundation. You can find more information about Shelton's traffic boxes on Shelton's Public Art page.