The Arts & Culture Commission serves as an advisory board to the Puyallup City Council on the subjects of art and culture in Puyallup. The commission works to further public awareness and appreciation of fine and performing arts while promoting interest and participation in artistic and cultural endeavors and projects. It advises the City Council as to the acquisition of works of art for public display, and facilitates donations, grants and other support for arts and culture in the community.
The Arts & Culture Commission has seven members, a super majority of which are Puyallup residents. Commission members who do not reside in the city are either artists who engage in the performing arts or exhibit a portfolio of artwork, or instructors who teach art in Puyallup.