Wisconsin Creative Summit is Dec. 6

Attend the 2016 Wisconsin Creative Summit to discuss what’s happening in the arts around the state. Make plans to participate in Wisconsin Creates: Wisconsin Creative Summit on Dec. 6, 10 am – 4 pm, at the Grand Theater in Wausau.

Spend a day with colleagues and friends who face the same issues, and gain perspective and ideas. Right now, there’s an explosion of artistic, cultural and creative activity throughout Wisconsin. There’s more local and regional economic and community activity and increasing interest from decision-makers about the value, benefits and impact of the arts and creativity for Wisconsin and all of its communities.

Maryo Gard Ewell, national community arts leader and daughter of visionary community arts leader and UW-Madison professor Robert Gard, will be the keynote speaker. This year is the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Arts in the Small Community, led by Professor Gard in the 1960s as a groundbreaking assessment and action plan for the arts in rural Wisconsin. Maryo started her community arts career as a student intern with the project, leading to a lively background in civic arts development and extensive expertise in the arts and community.

Staff members, board members and volunteers of a local arts organization, or, if you just care about what’s happening in your community and in the arts, plan to attend this conference.

The $25 registration fee covers morning coffee, lunch, snacks, and materials. For more information or to register, visit

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