ARTS & HUMANITIES
The Arts and Humanities Department promotes and encourage public awareness of and interest in the artistic and cultural development of the City. It does so by carrying out the mission of “cultivating Saline county through the power of the arts and humanities to change lives and build community.”
Brad Anderson serves as Executive Director and oversees the department’s fourteen (14) employees. Created in 1966, The Salina Arts and Humanities Commission, citizen-based advisory body, provides direct community input to this department of City government.
SAH provides leadership to create a range of quality cultural experiences through its programming areas: Smoky Hill River Festival, the Horizons Grants Program, Community Art and Design, life-long arts and humanities education, and a variety of community services in support of the many cultural agencies that comprise the Salina arts and humanities scene.
SAH represents and develops the arts at the City level, and serves in an advisory capacity to the City Commission and City Manager in matters of public cultural policy. SAH also has oversight of the Smoky Hill Museum, a regional historical museum, which is a division of the department, with administration under the direction of the SAH Executive Director. The Arts & Humanities Department is located at 211 W. Iron Avenue and can be reached at (785)309-5770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.