Arts Culture Public Life Committee

Partnering with the arts can build a competitive advantage for businesses —

helping build market share, enhancing branding, and reaching new customers.


Catrina Kahler, Artlink Inc.

Vice Chair:

Todd Bresnahan, Private Professional

At the heart of any strong city is an active arts and culture community. The committee convenes both stakeholders and advocates to encourage effective engagement in support of a sustainable and culturally vibrant city. By connecting PCA members to critical cultural assets, the committee further positions and promotes Phoenix’s commitment to building an economically diverse, world-class city.

For prospective Members, this Committee offers an invaluable opportunity to connect with city leaders, urban designers, nonprofits, educators, and a range of other professionals passionate about arts and culture.

Current Initiatives:

• Hosting receptions, events, and programming meant to enhance awareness of the city’s creative amenities and spaces


• Curating ArtWORKS PHX, an exciting web-based digital campaign showcasing Phoenix companies that are engaging in arts and culture to attract business, talent, and collectively foster recognition as a creative city


• Hosting the Creative City Series, an innovative and critical business-arts community conversation focused on partnering with the arts to attract talent, maximize business innovation, advance an inclusive city, foster placemaking, and escalate economic development in Phoenix


• Acting as a resource to developers, designers, and entrepreneurs as new downtown Phoenix projects emerge, creating synergy between the arts and economic development 


Click here to find out meeting times, event info, and more.