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Thursday, September 22 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
How to Build an Art Town: Supporting & Sustaining Arts Communities in Post-Industrial America LIMITED

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Beyond education and medicine — commonly referred in Pittsburgh as “eds and meds” — the art scenes have been transformative to the social fabric of entire cities. But what can separate one art town from another? Why is one city “better” for artists than the next? Is it talent, or perhaps a network? What are the key ingredients to sustaining and supporting an arts community outside of traditional hubs such as New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco?

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Ryan Lammie

Radiant Hall

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Casey Droege

Founder, SIX x ATE
Casey Droege is a cultural producer and artist. Her work moves between social practice and curatorial ventures. CSAPGH, co-founded in 2013, is part of a national network of art CSAs, selling limited edition artworks by local artists. SIX x ATE, which she founded in 2012, is a popup series that highlights six artists with short talks over a themed meal. All of her projects, including these examples, focus on creating an accessible art experience... Read More →
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Eric Holowacz

Executive Director + Founder, Sedona Arts Center + Sedona Summer Colony
Eric Holowacz is a cultural engineer who has spent the past 25 years triangulating artists, audiences, and communities. In the past decade, he has founded two 21st century American artist residency organizations, The Studios of Key West and the brand new Sedona Summer Colony. He began his career in the 1990s at the South Carolina Arts Commission and then Spoleto Festival, and has since worked on a more global level as general director of Cairns... Read More →
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Kelly Malone

Founder, WorkshopPGH
Long time maker, entrepreneur, interior designer , carpenter and DIY Jane of all Trades, Kelly believes DIY and making is religion. After a long career in visual merchandising, she walked away from corporate America and started cult indie design & music festival Indie Mart, in San Francisco. Highlighting the best in indie makers, food pop ups, garage and beach goth bands. That evolved and led her into creating Workshop SF, the ountries... Read More →

Alisha Wormsley

Alisha B. Wormsley is a is a collaborative and community-oriented interdisciplinary artist and cultural producer. Wormsley has been honored with a number of awards and grants to support her programs:afronaut(a) experimental film series, Homewood Artist Residency (recently received the mayor's public art award), and art: the Children of NAN video art series,the There Are Black People in the Future body of work, and her collaborative works with... Read More →


Thursday September 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Alloy 26 Auditorium 100 S Commons Pittsburgh, PA

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