The Atlantic City Arts Commission is dedicated to arts in Atlantic City with exhibits, public art, and community-based programs. The Commission promotes and preserves arts and culture in Atlantic City and its neighboring communities. The Commission is also a key source of knowledge and expertise for art in public policy. It serves a diverse audience of producers and consumers, artists, planners, policymakers, public officials, architects, builders, real estate practitioners, and education and community leaders. The Arts Commission is a volunteer board of members selected by the Atlantic City Council to represent each ward in Atlantic City. Commissioners work at the preservation, expansion, and interpretation of artistic resources in Atlantic City and the surrounding area.
Kelley Prevard, of Atlantic City, works on a portrait of former Mayor Jim Whelan on the seventh floor of City Hall on Friday. Her mural, which will cover several walls, will include a portrait of the city’s first Black mayor, James Usry, the first Miss America and city sights. Michelle Brunetti Post
ATLANTIC CITY — Artist Kelley Prevard, of Atlantic City, was busy painting a portrait of former Mayor Jim Whelan on Friday on the wall outside the City Clerk’s Office on the seventh floor of City Hall….Foundation.