"In Roswell, The Arts Matter: A Public Conversation on the Arts," begins at 7 p.m. next Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street.
The event is free and is open to the public.
October is National Arts and Humanities Month, and a number of events and other activities are taking place around the city.
Earlier this week, Roswell Patch reported that a new city arts commission has been created to serve as a more independent body promoting and raising money for the arts and forging alliances between city officials, artists, arts organizations and the local business community.
Per a city press release, here's more on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting:
Conversation topics will include:
- Exploring the relationship of the arts to learning, critical thinking and creativity.
- Discussing how the arts are powerful drivers of a robust economy, innovation, community vitality, branding, and tourism.
- Learning how the arts are funded through public and private sources.
The panel includes Jere Wood, Mayor, City of Roswell; Anita Farley, Founder & Manager, Georgia Ensemble Theatre; Lew Oliver, Lew Oliver Inc., Whole Town Solutions; Dr. William Bogner, Associate Professor & Dean Robinson School of Business, Georgia State University; Jena Sibille, Curator & Educator, The Teaching Museum North; Lisa Cremin, Director, Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund; and Janine Musholt, VP of Advancement, Woodruff Arts Center.
Limited spaces are available. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. on the evening of the event.