*Place Making Symposium

by Jessica Stolen
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Place Making: Not Just a Buzzword
Save the date and plan to join SMAC and the Granite Falls Community Artist in Residence Program (GF CAIR) on Friday, April 12th for a Place Making Symposium at Prairie’s Edge Casino outside of Granite Falls. The event will take place from 10 am to 6 pm with a happy hour from 6-8 pm. Sign up for updates to know when registration opens!
The GF CAIR, in partnership with SMAC, will be hosting the Symposium on Placemaking. This event unique event is open to:Tribal and City Chairs, Mayors, Council Members, Administrators & EmployeesEconomic Development Authority ProfessionalsExecutive Directors of Arts and Culture Organizationsfrom anywhere in Minnesota or it’s geographic boundaries.
Place Making is a hot, “buzzy” term we keep hearing in economic development. Likewise in public art. Buzzwords are fickle and grant cycles move on but every so often trends hit on something deeply rooted. What is the value of place? Can we work together across sectors to seed growth of local resources and build stronger and more sustainable communities?
This symposium is free to all attendees. The hosts hope this invites a dynamic mix on the day, and allows resources to de devoted to your travel and stay. Sign up for updates to know when registration opens!
Get to know your hosts: The Granite Falls Community Artist in Residence (GF CAIR) is a rural initiative devoted to building community connectivity through art.

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