July PIP to feature A Salute to our Arts and Culture

Published Friday, June 16, 2017 1:00 pm

The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce will feature a “Salute to Our Arts and Culture” with guest speaker Randy Cohen with the Americans for the Arts for the July Power in Partnership breakfast.  Local non-profit arts organizations will have displays, provide entertainment and be recognized at the event.  The breakfast will be held on Thursday, July 6 at 7:30 a.m. at the Julian Carroll Convention Center.  Peel & Holland is the sponsor.  Leadership Paducah Class #30 will present the funds from their class project to the Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club.            

Randy Cohen is Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts, the nation’s advocacy organization for the arts.  He is a noted expert in the field of arts funding, research, policy and using the arts to address community development issues.  Our community participated in a year-long study, Arts in Prosperity, along with other cities across the country. Cohen will share the results of the study and the impact of the arts in general.

Cohen also recently published Americans Speak Out About the Arts, a national study about the public’s opinions and participation in the arts.  He also publishes The National Arts Index, the annual measure of the health and vitality of arts as well as the two premier economic studies of the arts industry.  He regularly appears in the news media and is a sought after speaker having spoken in 49 states.   

Below are the details of the breakfast:


When: Thursday, July 6, 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Where: Julian M. Carroll Convention Center, Ohio Room

Speaker: Randy Cohen, Americans for the Arts based in Washington DC

Special Recognition:  Non-profit arts organizations will have displays, provide entertainment and be recognized at the event.

Sponsor:  Peel & Holland

Cost: $15 

If you are not a Power Card holder, please make your reservations by Wednesday, July 5, at noon to the Chamber at 443-1746 or info@paducahchamber.org           

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