The Arts in Sustainable Communities

Posted by on December 1, 2008

Renewable Resources
The Arts in Sustainable Communities
Americans for the Arts Annual Convention
Seattle, Washington
June 17–20, 2009

Seattle is metronatural, a world-class metropolis in stunning natural surroundings. Clean air, expansive water, and soaring mountains frame a thriving creative core. Seattle is a leader in healthcare innovation, aerospace, information technology, and environmental sustainability—for which the art and cultures of the city provide creative spark. The region is a rich reservoir to explore how creative communities grow and prosper in concert with technology, the economy, and the environment.

At the Americans for the Arts convention, more than 1,600 arts leaders and their allies in business, education, and government will discover the arts at work in the Pacific Northwest. We will visit public art projects like Beckoning Cistern created by Buster Simpson as part of a community effort to design a “green street” in Belltown. We will explore art and history in a culturally specific context at the Wing Luke Asian Museum. We will learn about programs that integrate the arts into healthcare like the Arts Program at Harborview Medical Center.

Through activities like these—plus keynotes, innovators, and more than 75 field-crafted sessions from around the country—you will come away recharged and ready to build a sustainable future for yourself, your organization, and your community. Join us in Seattle with colleagues from across the country to grow our greatest renewable resources—the arts, culture, and creativity.

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