Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Speaking of the Arts...





On Monday, June 6th, 40-or-so members of the Manchester community came together to discuss the present and future of the Arts in Manchester. Participants completed the following sentences individually and then discussed their answers in groups:
  • Arts and culture contribute to Manchester's quality of life by...
  • A vibrant arts community. . .
  • If Manchester wants to support and encourage a vibrant arts community we need to...
Of course, there is already lots of great artsy stuff happening in town. So, the entire group finished the evening by brainstorming what makes up the arts community and scene in Manchester today.

How about you? What are your favorite arts-related people, places and events in Manchester?

Planning Department staff is currently compiling and organizing all the comments, ideas and suggestions from the workshop and will be sharing the results with the Arts Commission. Some of the most popular ideas will be included in the 2020 plan. Stay tuned!