Arts Commission

Overview

  • Comprised of seven members appointed by the City Council to serve a three-year term with term limits of six years.  
  • Administers the annual Cultural Arts Grant process by reviewing applications from prospective grantees and making recommendations to the City Council for funding.
  • Assists in planning and producing a variety of cultural activities for the benefit of DeSoto citizens.

Meeting  Schedule

Meets at 6:00 p.m. on the first Monday of the month in the DeSoto Civic Center.

Staff Representative

Kathy Jones
Community Relations Manager
972.230.9648
E-Mail Kathy Jones 

Council Representative

Nicole Raphiel
Councilmember, Place 3
469-315-1855
nraphiel@desototexas.gov

Otis Tarkington, Jr.
Place 5
Initial Appointment: 03/17
Current Term Expires: 09/19
 
Pamela Dawson
Place 1
Initial Appointment: 01/13
Current Term Expires: 09/19
 
Jennifer Lewis Johnson
Place 4
Initial Appointment:  05/16
Current Term Expires:  9/19
   
Barron Coleman
Place 6
Initial Appointment: 04/17
Current Term Expires: 9/20
     
James Adams
Place 3
Initial Appointment: 03/18
Current Term Expires: 09/21
             
Dinah Marks
Place 7
Initial Appointment: 06/16
Current Term Expires: 9/18
 
Janice Garrett
Place 2
Initial Appointment:  12/17
Current Term Expires:  9/20