Local Artist Calendar of Events - Sandpoint, Idaho

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Arts and the Economy

Stuart Weiser

Deputy Director

Idaho Commission on the Arts

WEDNESDAY October 9th from 6-8 PM

At Ivanos Ristorante in Sandpoint, ID

This "easy to understand" presentation merges national and local data to take a unique, fun, and interesting look at the economic impact of the nonprofit arts in the United States. Starting with data collected on a national scale, the presentation folds in information about federal government spending, the ratio between the full federal budget and its support of arts ventures, the return on investment for arts support, and what the local arts economic impact is and how to compute it. The session runs approximately 45 minutes with time for questions.

Please also come to support our host Ivano’s Ristorante, located at 102 South First Ave. in Sandpoint, ID.

The Conversation is a FREE monthly event with the intent to support the tenacity it takes to make and market art in the visual, literary, and performing fields. 

Questions? Contact Mary at 208.263-1592.

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The Conversation, the FREE monthly event that supports our artist community by cultivating conversations on and about the creative processes for all the visual, literary, and performing artists in and around Sandpoint.  

We meet  at local restaurants on the second Wednesday of each month.

Anywhere from three to fifty-three participants come together to hear a speaker, discuss the
artistic process, as well as, to network on projects for themselves and for the community.

This special program inspires artists to leave their lonely studios and to come to meet, support and learn from the each other. 

Contact person is Mary Maio at 208.263-1592.