The Asheville Area Arts Council’s annual Creative Sector Summit will include panels on Asheville’s arts scenes, a networking fair and keynote speaker Dan Bowers. In his role as president of ArtsBuild, Bowers has transformed the creative community of Chattanooga, Tenn. “This year’s summit will offer necessary information on how we can turn the mindset to an approach similar to Chattanooga’s, where they ask the question, ‘What can the arts do for our community?’ instead of ‘What can the community do for the arts?’” says AAAC Executive Director Stefanie Gerber Darr. “If we can ensure that the creative capital of our region is at the forefront of every decision we make in Asheville’s development, we can safeguard that which makes us great.” The summit takes place Friday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Collider. $25 members/$35 nonmembers. ashevillearts.com. Photo courtesy of the Asheville Area Arts Council
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