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Neighbors Growing Together | Jul 28, 2014

Fairfield arts supporters bring enthusiasm, new heritage books to Iowa Arts Summit

A new Fairfield Cultural District Heritage Tour booklet is now available.
Jun 17, 2014
PHOTO SUBMITTED Fairfield Cultural Alliance members, from left, David Thebodo, Denyce Rusch, Marcia Tiffany and Bob Shrem attend the 2014 Iowa Arts Summit. The group has a new edition of the free Fairfield Cultural District Heritage Tour booklet available.

Fairfield was well represented at the 2014 Iowa Arts Summit held June 6 in Des Moines by four members of the Fairfield Cultural Alliance and Fairfield Arts & Convention Center executive director Rustin Lippincott.

Leading voices in the Iowa Arts and Culture scene, as well as state and national policy makers including those from the National Endowment for the Arts, gave substance to the importance of the arts to community vitality, strengthening the creative economy, tourism and the education of young minds.

More than 250 people attended the day-long program at Veterans Memorial Center. The program included 12 sessions, and Fairfield Cultural Alliance members attended each program.

Some of the sessions attended included: The Intersection of Arts and Economy; Contemporary Arts Marketing and Marketing with Limited Resources; Flashes of Iowa Inspiration; and Telling your Story with Data.

Informal networking and conversations with other conference-goers revealed Fairfield as a well-recognized arts and culture destination.

“Meeting other attendees was probably the most valuable aspect of the conference as far as I was concerned,” said Fairfield Cultural Alliance member Dave Thebodo.

Thebodo and the other Fairfield Cultural Alliance members distributed the new edition of the Fairfield Cultural District Heritage Tour booklet to other attendees. The helpful guide to historic sites in and around Fairfield’s Cultural District has been well appreciated by tourists and residents alike since being developed and published by the Fairfield Cultural Alliance members in 2010.

The new edition includes information about Fairfield’s 175th birthday celebration this year, plus more historic highlights.

The new edition of the Fairfield Cultural District Heritage Tour booklet is freely available at the Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce and various locations in and around the downtown Cultural District.

For more information, contact Fairfield Cultural Alliance president Marcia Tiffany at 469-6182.

 

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