PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend Main Street is hosting a community meeting from 5:30 to 7 tonight to discuss long-term ideas for year-round sustainable arts jobs.
The meeting at the Fort Worden Commons, Room A, will be to consider the Port Townsend Creative Districts concept.
The Main Street Program is working with community partners to submit an application to ArtsWA to have Port Townsend designated a Creative District, to encourage economic growth in the visual, performing, literary, makers and culinary arts communities.
“Our goal for the Port Townsend Creative District is to connect artists with audiences to foster a prosperous creative economy in our community,” said Kris Nelson, Port Townsend Main Street board president.
“We can link the creative districts through marketing, clever signage and imaginative way-finding.
The designation as well as the process will unify our collaborative and strategic efforts, and we are really excited about the opportunities ahead.”
There are currently three Washington cities designated as Creative Districts: Edmonds, Olympia and Chewelah.
All supporters of the creative economy are invited to attend.