Hermann Arts Council

Founded in 1979, the Hermann Arts Council serves as an advisory body to the City of Hermann.

Mission Statement

To encourage and sponsor a variety of musical, theatrical, dramatic, and other visual and performing arts programs for the advancement of cultural awareness and the arts within the city and surrounding area of Hermann.

Arts Council Members

  • Jeff Ansell
  • DeAnn Els
  • Joey Los
  • Lela Pohlmann
  • Karen McCrea
  • Aly Sachs
  • Gina St. Vrain
  • April Wilson


The Arts Council meets the third Tuesday of every month at 5:00 p.m. at the Hermann City Hall, 1902 Jefferson Street, 573-486-5400.


Arts Council grants provide financial support to both non-profit organizations and individuals to help strengthen the arts and culture in the Hermann area. As an extension of our mission to promote, encourage and foster the arts, we also provide educational and networking support so artists and organizations can continue to enrich their programs and our community.

To apply, please print the form below. Mail completed form to April Wilson, 511 West Fourth Street, Hermann MO 65041.

Grant Application Form [pdf]

Poster Contest

The Hermann Arts Council’s Poster Contest is a biannual, open invitation for area artists to create original artwork that can be used as a poster based on a Hermann-related theme in any medium.

Winners of the 2018 contest will be announced at a public reception September 8 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Rotunda Building in the upper city park. 

Posters and merchandise may be purchased at the Hermann Welcome Center, 150 Market Street, 573-486-2744.