What does a community rich in art look like? The Nevada Arts Council is partnering with Clark County and the City of Las Vegas to hold a Las Vegas Arts Town Meeting in Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 11 at 5:30 p.m. to assess the community's cultural vitality. All residents of the Las Vegas metropolitan area are encouraged to participate. RSVPs are requested to assist planning for refreshments.
"The City of Las Vegas is honored to be a sponsor of this forum," said Patricia Harris of the city of Las Vegas. "Through convening arts stakeholders – artists, organizations, educators, leaders and enthusiasts – this is Southern Nevada's opportunity to discover fresh ideas and identify action steps towards a new vision for art at a local level."
Las Vegas Arts Town Meeting
Wednesday, January 11, 2016, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Winchester Cultural Center
3130 McLeod Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89121
The Winchester Cultural Center is a wheelchair-accessible venue
RSVP: (775) 687-6680 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors: Clark County and the city of Las Vegas
"Like the similar meeting a couple of years ago, this one will help the city, the county, and the state understand better the strengths of the arts in Southern Nevada and the areas that need help and further development," said Patrick Gaffey of Clark County.
This public convening in Clark County is part of a series of Arts Town Meetings taking place across the state in 2016 and 2017. Data and ideas generated at Arts Town Meetings will be gathered, organized and shared with co-sponsors and attendees. This information will allow the Nevada Arts Council to work with the southern part of the state to set arts and cultural priorities for the future. Critical information gathered at Arts Town Meetings – along with feedback from focus groups and an online public survey – is also used to update the Nevada Arts Council's strategic plan, Values and Vision.
For people who cannot attend an Arts Town Meeting, a Values and Vision public survey is available at nac.nevadaculture.org or by calling 775-687-6680.
The Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, is charged with ensuring that state and national funds support cultural activity and encourage participation in the arts throughout Nevada.