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Nevada Arts Council hosts arts “town meeting” for Comstock region residents


silver-city-snow-2605151-6066338NEVADA ARTS COUNCIL NEWS RELEASE – The Nevada Arts Council is launching a series of Arts “Town Meetings” to engage in conversations with Nevadans across the state and explore the cultural needs of large and small communities, the role of the arts in the Silver State, and to evaluate its role as a state agency. The first of the series of meetings will be held in Silver City, Nevada for residents of the “Comstock” region – Virginia City, Silver City, and Dayton.

“Healthy Communities Coalition and Community Chest are both honored to partner with the town of Silver City as co-sponsors of this forum, and to hear both individual and collective “values and visions” for the state and for the Dayton, Silver City and Virginia City communities,” said Christy McGill, director of Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties, and board member with Community Chest, Inc. The information gathered at these meetings, and through an online survey, will help shape the Nevada Arts Council’s strategic plan, Values & Vision, 2016-2019.

The Nevada Arts Council “Arts Town” Comstock region meeting is Tuesday February 11, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Silver City Community Center/School House, 385 High Street, in Silver City, Nevada.

“Everyone – artists, educators, parents, elected officials, business people and concerned individuals – is invited to attend an Arts Town Meeting. These meetings are not only designed to gather information to update the Arts Council’s strategic plan, they provide citizens an occasion to assess their community’s cultural vitality, discuss challenges and set cultural priorities for the future,” noted Nevada Arts Council Executive Director Susan Boskoff.

The 2014 Arts Town Meetings are co-sponsored by a variety of local nonprofit organizations, businesses and government entities in many communities throughout the state. Co-Sponsors of the Comstock region meeting include the Town of Silver City, Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties, and Community Chest, Inc.

For those who cannot attend an arts town meeting, or want to comment on specific issues, the 2014 Values & Vision Survey is available in English and Spanish on the Nevada Arts Council’s website at nac.nevadaculture.org. Print copies are available by calling 775-687-6680.

The Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, is charged with ensuring that state and national funds support cultural activity and encourage participation in the arts throughout Nevada.

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