Featured event: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Urban Renaissance Luncheon: Cultural Corridors

Save the date for our next Urban Renaissance Luncheon featuring a presentation on the establishment of San Antonio's Cultural Corridors: Tuesday September 14, 2010 at the Westin, 11:30am registration, 12:00 luncheon. Presented by Downtown Alliance and the Office of Cultural Affairs.

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“The future belongs to creators & empathizers, pattern recognizers & meaning makers...” - Dan Pink, A Whole New Mind

“Regions that have large numbers of creative class members are also some of the most affluent and growing.” - Richard Florida, Rise of the Creative Class

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We would like to extend a special thank you to our sponsors: The Pearl, Frost Bank, Baptist Medical Center, Marmon Mok Architects and Hixon Properties Incorporated.

The economic impact of San Antonio's creative industry grew by more than 33% between 2000 and 2006, generating 3.38 billion dollars a year, supporting over 26,000 jobs and more than 1$ billion dollars in wages. While numbers are still being finalized for the second half of the decade, there is no doubt that this industry is critical to San Antonio's health and future growth. As Dr. Steve Nivin stated, "Beyond its direct impact, the creative industry impacts quality of life, downstream businesses, and innovation - vital elements to economic development. It is the fuel that will propel our economy into the creative age."

This special luncheon will be led by Louise Stevens, who started ArtsMarket, Inc. in 1982. Artsmarket is a consulting and research firm that builds audiences for the arts, cultural, and entertainment field and facilitates cultural development. Since 1982, ArtsMarket has worked with thousands of nonprofit cultural organizations, foundations, government agencies, developers and corporations to strengthen institutions, create cultural facilities, envision and evaluate funding programs and specific initiatives.

To help showcase and promote all of the wonderful arts and culture here in San Antonio, we would like to offer complimentary display space before and after the luncheon to any attending cultural institution. If you are a cultural institution or organization, such as a museum, who will be attending the event, you may have one representative and/or up to three pieces of information (brochures, calendars, etc.) at our designated display tables. Available space will be first come, first served, beginning at 11:15am.

Registration will close end of day Friday September 10.