August 18, 2017

SARANAC LAKE – Throughout rural America, artists, creative businesses, cultural organizations and community leaders are creating economic opportunity by developing a strong cultural sector.

This movement and the experiences of regional revitalization experts, including Philip Morris of Proctors theater in Schenectady, will be the focus of a presentation and roundtable discussion on Aug. 22.

The Adirondack North Country Association and Traditional Arts in Upstate New York have partnered to bring creative thinkers and planners together to discuss how the creative economy can invigorate North Country downtowns.

The presentation, “The Creative Economy: Re-imagining Our Rural Downtowns,” will take place at the historic Harrietstown Town Hall at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

“Philip Morris has an inspiring story to tell about downtown revitalization. This event offers a great opportunity for regional leaders and creative entrepreneurs to engage with professionals who are active in the region’s growing creative economy,” said Jacob Vennie-Vollrath, Regional Advocacy Program coordinator at ANCA. “We expect a great turnout and a conversation that digs into some of the ways North Country communities are boosting their downtown economies with creative enterprises.”

Read the full article in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.