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Creative Partnerships Make Miracles Happen (from The pARTnership Movement)

In downtown Canton, OH, through an ongoing partnership with the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce (and its Special Improvement District), we’ve spent the last five years creating the Canton Arts District. The results have been totally amazing and changed everyone’s thinking about this downtown coming back.

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Moving from Arts Leaders to Community Leaders

I recently attended the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in San Diego and I return from these conferences inspired and energized. Of particular relevance to our work at the Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City is the changing role of the arts in community development. We often talk about how nothing like the arts […]

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What a Gift!

Surreal is a good word to describe how I feel working for the Bentonville Convention and Visitors Bureau these days. Why you ask? Well, in just five short months I will be just blocks away from the works of Thomas Hart Benton, Marsden Hartley, Andrew Wyeth, Asher B. Duran, and John Singer Sargent to name […]

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Kansas Makes a Fashion Statement

Once again, Kansas has distinguished itself as a “trendsetter.” Yes, those are the words of Kansas Governor Brownback when he refers to his action to eliminate the Kansas Arts Commission and put in place a private foundation to fund the arts in Kansas. Sorry to break the news governor, but those of us who live […]

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