Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC) 

The Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC) was established in November 2014 and exists to support the community's vision of art as essential to the quality of life and the cultural enrichment of our residents and visitors. 

The eight-member commission was formed to foster excellence, vitality, and diversity in--and accessibility to--the arts.  The FHAC achieves this by advising the Town Council on the acquisition, placement, and maintenance of public art and by promoting public participation and partnerships in the visual, performing, and literary arts. 

Regular Meetings

  • The public is welcome to attend FHAC meetings or view the live stream on this website. 
  • Meeting schedule:
    The second Tuesday of the month at 11:00 a.m.    
  • Meeting location:
    Meetings held via GoToMeeting until further notice (link on Town Meetings page)

​Agendas and Minutes

Agendas are posted prior to the meetings.  Minutes are available following approval.
The October meeting has been cancelled.
The next meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 9th, 2021, via GoToMeeting
Please see Town Meetings page for link.

Visit the Town's four Poetry Gardens!

Edward Warbass statue installed!

Get Involved in the FHAC!

If you are interested in serving as an arts commissioner, please submit a letter of interest to Town Hall addressed to the Mayor c/o the FHAC Coordinator.  All San Juan Island residents are welcome to apply.  Your letter should include your experience with the arts and what you would like to bring to the commission.  If you are an artist, you may want to include photos of your work.

As positions become available, the Mayor will appoint commissioners from the pool of applicants.  Commissioner terms are three years.


  • Farhad Ghatan, Chairperson
  • David Jenkins
  • Peter Lane
  • Lisa Lamoreaux
  • Lynn Weber/Roochvarg
  • Teresa Smith
  • [Open position]
  • [Open position], youth commissioner
  • Julie Greene, FHAC Coordinator