Who We Are
Applications are Open for the 2023 Bright Box Project!
What We Do
We are committed to making art more accessible to our constituents, by increasing the city's public art offerings and artistically enriching events, such as public lectures and galleries.
The CAC is continually developing its relationship with city officials, public libraries, schools, and local organizations such at The Artists' Exchange. We receive annual funds from the city which are directly reinvested in our programs.
We are always looking to extend our reach and try new ways to engage community members.
The Cranston Arts Commission logo honors our city bird, the Crane, and is inspired by the seal for the City of Cranston:
Cranston's City Seal, which was taken from the coat of arms of Governor Samuel Cranston, consists of three silver cranes on a red shield with a silver border. The motto DUM VIGILO CURO has been translated as "While I watch I care" (cranstonri.com).
Our logo adopts the crane motif while incorporating our own spin: the origami crane represents the artistic wealth of the city of Cranston.