Cultural Arts Commission


  • 11:30 a.m.
  • First Wednesday of the month
  • Platte Valley Medical Center
    1600 Prairie Center Parkway, Conference Room B
    Brighton CO 80601


Members are selected based on the area in which they live. Each has a strong interest in the cultural arts and brings a vast knowledge and experience in all types of arts.
  • Kathy Wardle
  • Ed Hawkins
  • Gary Montoya
  • Daryl L. Meyers
  • Elaine Rowe
  • Floy Timmerman
  • Ruth Alicia Anderson
  • Sandie Mackenzie
  • Kirby Wallin (City Council Representative)
  • David Gallegos - Staff Liaison


The Brighton Cultural Arts Commission (BCAC) serves in an advisory capacity to the city council.

The BCAC has been designated as a Scientific and Cultural Facilities (SCFD) qualifying organization. Funding from SCFD has provided exciting programs, activities, and long-term art. We gratefully acknowledge funding support from the SCFD for the ongoing support. Programs receiving funding in 2015 include Sights and Sounds and Eco-Fair 2015. Commission Accomplishments - Click for Document Current Openings We welcome new members.


For more information on the Brighton Cultural Arts Commission, please contact David Gallegos at 303-655-2176
The Brighton Cultural Arts Commission (BCAC) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to increase awareness and promote the cultural and scientific opportunities in our community. BCAC serves in an advisory capacity to the Brighton City Council. Members serve three-year terms on the commission and represent various cultural organizations and have varied interests in the arts. Representatives from the 27J School District and Brighton City Council also serve on the commission. City of Brighton staff provide administrative support.

Grant Funding
Each year BCAC submits an annual grant request to the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) through the Adams County Cultural Council. These grant funds are used for various types of programming within the city. Since 1997, over $500,000 of SCFD funding has been used to bring cultural entertainment and programs as well as innovative science-related programs such as Eco-Fair to our community. Several public art pieces have been placed throughout Brighton. Those have been partially funded through SCFD, BCAC, and the City of Brighton.

Cultural Programs
BCAC is a catalyst for cultural programs. Members serve on various committees. They sponsor such popular programs as Artists’ Salons and ARTfest Art Shows. Additionally, through a collaborative effort, BCAC and the City of Brighton maintain the Brighton Arts & Culture website.

2015 Excellence in Arts Awards Information