Karen Hanan, Executive Director of the Washington State Arts Commission, will visit the Tri-Cities on September 23 – 24, 2015 at the invitation of the Arts Foundation of the Mid-Columbia. A series of programs and meetings have been scheduled including a public forum on September 23, 2015, from 7-8:30 PM at the Visit Tri-Cities conference room. (Visit Tri-Cities conference Room, 7301 W. Grandridge Blvd, Suite B, Kennewick WA). All are invited to attend. Admission is free. Come early; it will be crowded.
- A major focus for this visit is the economic impact that the Arts can have on the community, including the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, TRIDEC, and specifically the Brand Implementation Leadership Team at Visit Tri-Cities.
- The Arts Foundation of the Mid-Columbia will use this opportunity to share with Ms. Hanan our vision of the unique opportunity for the Arts provided by the exceptionally high level of artistic activity in the Mid-Columbia, paired with the once-in-a-lifetime chance to build an Arts-driven urban center to the Tri-Cities at Vista Field.