Friday, March 9, 2012

Storyteller's Journey

  Arts and Culture Summit

Last Saturday, my husband and I attended the first annual Arts and Culture Summit in our community. The purpose of this event was to reignite our city with a passion for the arts, and to tour the Military Post Hospital which will be renovated into a Community Arts Center.


Timothy D. Leavitt - Mayor of Vancouver, Washington
It was very encouraging to see the mayor of our city- Tim Leavitt, there to open the summit with his remarks. In addition to hearing wonderful local and regional community leaders, we also had a time for small groups to brainstorm on how we can make a difference in our community for the arts. My husband and I are on two committees: The Military Post Hospital Project, and also The Arts for Social Change. We are very excited to be a part of this grass roots movement, with the hope of someday soon having a city that is known for its Arts and Culture! For more information on the Military Post Hospital Project - click here:
http://www.fortvan.org/pages/Post_Hospital

Is your city a cultural community? If not, what changes would you like to see made? Does it even matter to you as a writer? Thanks so much!

3 comments:

  1. My city is not particularly a cultural community. I would like to see it be more so, to support the arts in a greater way. I am fortunate, though, to live close to major cities like NYC, and have enjoyed the culture there often.

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  2. Thanks, Joanne. We too, live near a bigger city, Portland, Oregon. However, it's across the state line and for some reason many people only cross the Columbia River when they absolutely have to!

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  3. i hope your venture is successful! how wonderful of you two!

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