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Roswell establishes new arts commission
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October 03, 2013 10:25 AM | 1259 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On Monday night, Roswell mayor and city council established the new Roswell Arts Commission, building on the former Cultural Arts Board and strengthening arts in Roswell.

The Roswell Arts Commission replaces the former Cultural Arts Board to serve as the primary advocate for the arts, creating an arts community and creative economy through collaborative relationships, financial support, services for and promoting development of arts organizations, artists, cultural activity and cultural tourism in the city.

Mayor Jere Wood said, “The arts have always been and will continue to be an important part of our community and the Arts Commission is an integral part of growing the arts community in Roswell.”

Several events throughout Roswell in October will introduce the Roswell Arts Commission and celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month. These include A Public Conversation on the Arts, Oct. 10, and the first Roswell Creative Alliance Workshop, Oct. 24. Other initiatives will establish a Roswell Public Art Policy and a Business for the Arts organization.

Rochelle Mucha, chair of the Roswell Arts Commission said, “The arts means business! Museums, orchestras, dance and theater performances, art galleries, community festivals and other artistic offerings are more than leisure activities. These creative enterprises are the engine of our new economy, a magnet for talent, and talent is a magnet for business investment. The arts create jobs, stimulate consumer spending by pumping millions of dollars into state and local economies, promote cultural understanding and strengthen our civic pride. In Roswell, the arts matter!”

To learn more about the Roswell Arts Commission or more information on upcoming arts events in Roswell contact rochellemucha@att.net or subscribe to the Historic & Cultural Affairs Division’s monthly E-newsletter by contacting Morgan Timmis at mtimmis@roswellgov.com



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