San Marcos Arts Commission Programs

The San Marcos Arts Commission's purpose is to promote tourism to San Marcos and enrich our city and its diverse cultural heritage by supporting works of artistic excellence, advancing arts education and strengthening the arts in the community.

The Arts Commission is appointed by the City Council and provides oversight for the expenditure of city hotel occupancy tax funds for the promotion of the arts, including instrumental and vocal music, dance, drama, folk art, creative writing, architecture, design and allied fields, painting, sculpture, photography, graphic and craft arts, motion picture, radio, television, tape and sound recording, and other arts related to the presentation, performance, execution, and exhibition of the major art forms.