Event Details

This event draws inspiration from the Bennington Museum's summer exhibition, "The New Deal: Crash to Creativity," and convenes innovators and leaders to demonstrate how the arts significantly contribute to the healthy economy and vibrancy of our communities in Bennington and Windham Counties.

The event will highlight how creative projects are contributing to economic vitality in Southern Vermont, and share data on the creative economy recently compiled by the New England Foundation for the Arts.

The keynote speaker for the event is artist and legislator, Rep. Bill Botzow, whose exhibition "Cambium" is also on display this summer at the museum.

Event Schedule:

9:30-10: Coffee

10-10:15: Introduction by Robert McBride and Zirwat Chowdhury

10:15-10:25: Robert Wolterstorff (Bennington Museum)

10:25-10:35: Julia Dixon (Creative Economy Specialist and Consultant for Bennington County Cultural Plan)

10:35-10:45: Amy Cunningham (Vermont Arts Council)

10:45-10:55: Wendy Knight (Commissioner of Tourism and Marketing, State of Vermont)

10:55-11:05: Sheela Harden (Bennington Potters)

11:05-11:20: Rep. Bill Botzow, Bennington-1 (Keynote Speaker)

11:20-noon: Discussion

This event is for town managers and planners, creatives, legislators, economic development folks and arts and community leaders, and is free and open to interested members of the public. All are welcome!

Bennington Museum is wheelchair accessible. Please call 802-447-1571 with any accessibility ?’s.

  • When: Thu Aug. 23
    1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Address: 75 Main Street
    Bennington VT,US 05201

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