On July 27, 2010, more than 100 leaders of local arts and culture organizations, along with interested community members, attended the Portland Plan Arts Town Hall at The Armory in the Pearl. Originally requested by members of the arts community, this event was hosted by Portland Center Stage in the lobby of the Gerding Theater.
Participants were treated to a musical performance by SERA architect and Nepali musician Gauri Shanker Rajbaidya and heard an update on the Portland Plan from Chief Planner Joe Zehnder. Most of the evening was spent in small group discussions focused on refining the arts-related objectives in the Portland Plan. The event concluded with a presentation by the Jessica Jarratt of the Creative Advocacy Network, with an update on their tri-county investment plan for a proposed new $15-$20 million dedicated arts fund. A “featured artist” display profiled the work of Adam Kuby, creator of the Portland Acupuncture Project.
The Office of Mayor Sam Adams, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Creative Advocacy Network, Portland Center Stage and Colored Pencils co-sponsored the town hall.
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