Upcoming Meeting Info

Arts & Culture in Manatee County: An Update

  Arts & Culture in Manatee County:     An Update

Like many local governments, Manatee County and our cities understand that the arts are a catalyst for cultural tourism, business development, and job creation. Join us for a fruitful discussion!
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Doors open at 11:15 am
Program starts promptly at noon!
Pier 22
1200 1st Street, West
Downtown Bradenton

Despite increasing globalization, communities have recognized the value of creating their own identity, promoting culture and traditional art forms, and the value of working together at a local level to increase public access to the local arts.
Non-profit arts and cultural organizations are recognized as a significant industry, generating $166 billion a year in economic activity nationwide. Like many local governments, Manatee County and our cities understand that the arts are a catalyst for cultural tourism, business development, and job creation. Cultural amenities enhance our quality of life and help attract young, talented professionals-arguably the bedrock of today’s creative economy.
How do we sustain our local arts? How do we grow and attract cultural opportunities? Please join us as we hear from the arts community in a fruitful discussion about the growing role of arts and culture in Manatee County.

SPEAKERS


BELL ROBYN USEDr. Robyn Bell
Director of Instrumental Studies,
Professor of Music
State College of Florida
Conductor, The Pops Orchestra
WITHAM JANENEJanene Amick
Executive Director
The Manatee Players, Inc.
WELLS MARTHAMartha Wells
Community Engagement Director
South Florida Museum
COSGROVE DONDon Cosgrove
Board of Directors
Village of The Arts
Downtown Redevelopment Committee
Chamber Green Committee

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     SEPTEMBER 3 MEETING VENUE CHANGE

The September 3rd luncheon meeting will be held at 12:00 Noon at Kiwanis Hall, 502 3rd Ave. W. Bradenton.  More information coming soon.


SAVE THE DATE!
Manatee Tiger Bay Club and Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance
are planning a special joint luncheon on October 21, 2015.
Details coming soon!