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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 19, 2014

Fairfield residents invited to community conversation July 17

Jul 10, 2014

DES MOINES – Fairfield residents are invited to a “community conversation” next week presented by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

This conversation will help shape the future of arts, history and culture in Iowa in conjunction with revitalization plans being developed for the State Historical Building of Iowa.

The Community Conversation in Fairfield will be from 10:30 a.m.-noon on Thursday, July 17, at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center. More information is available at www.culturalaffairs.org or 515-281-5111. The meeting is free and open to the public and will include a brief introduction from DCA followed by an active discussion facilitated by its Master Planning consultant, Lord Cultural Resources.

“Since the State Historical Building is the hub for the Department of Cultural Affairs, it serves as the heart and soul of our statewide outreach,” DCA Director Mary Cownie said. “As part of our revitalization planning, we are hosting community conversations to listen to Iowans and gather input about the visitor experience at the State Historical Building, the department and how we can better serve the state. These efforts must go hand-in-hand, so we invite Iowans to attend and share their thoughts and ideas about arts, history and culture, and how they impact our quality of life in Iowa.”

DCA impacts Iowans through the State Historical Society of Iowa, the Iowa Arts Council and Produce Iowa – State Office of Media Production. It engages Iowans by elevating the role arts, history and culture play as an economic driver, a catalyst for the creative sector and a key ingredient in our quality of life.

The organizers of the event want residents to notify them if they are attending, which they can do online at www.culturalaffairs.org. Iowans who cannot attend but want to participate may join the conversation at www.culturalaffairs.org or on Facebook and Twitter by using #iowaculture.

Other DCA community conversations are being held throughout the state in cities such as: Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Decorah, Des Moines, Dubuque, Elk Horn, Fort Dodge, Grinnell, Iowa City & Coralville, Marshalltown, Mason City, Mt. Pleasant, Muscatine, Orange City, Osceola, Quad Cities, Red Oak, Sioux City, Spencer and Waterloo.

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