On Tuesday, May 29th, the North Carolina Rural Center will host an evening reception in Raleigh focusing on the economic impacts of the arts in rural North Carolina. The reception is the final event in a full day of education and networking designed to educate people on the pressing issues in rural North Carolina. People are encouraged to learn more and register at https://www.ncruralcenter.org/engagement/rural-day/
For data-driven information on the ties between innovation and a robust creative class in rural areas, this recent article by Richard Florida will shed more light on the subject.
The “Art of Rural” Reception is the culmination of the NC Rural Center’s Rural Day. Speakers for the day will include, Governor Roy Cooper, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest, and many more.
Tickets for the entire day of panels and speakers are $50. Tickets for the Art of Rural Reception are $35. The event is an excellent way to see how rural artists are positively impacting local economies throughout the state. It is also a great way to learn about shared challenges, possible solutions and innovative projects that are working elsewhere focusing on jobs, education, and health issues — and could work here in Chatham County.
When: Tuesday, May 29, 5:30-7pm
Where: NC Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
What Will This Cost Me: Full day is $50; Reception is $35
For More Info: Visit the North Carolina Rural Center
Parking: On street and parking garage
Banner image by Chatham watercolor artist Beth Bale