Updated Tue, Nov 5, 2013 9:08 am
ARTS/West will host a community forum to discuss the arts, the economy and how Athens, Ohio, artists create, struggle, sustain and invest themselves, on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.
The forum will begin with a documentary, A Day in the Sun, about the emergence of the artists' community in York, Pa.
The film was made by Ohio University Associate Professor in Media Arts & Studies, Brian Plow.
American arts is a $166 billion industry. Cities throughout the nation have been trying to promote the arts and grow arts communities in order to claim much needed economic development.
Arts entrepreneurship is an emerging practice and is even offered in university art curriculums.
Plow will be presenting his film as well as moderating the discussion. Light refreshments will be served.
Visit www.artswest.blogspot.com for details.