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City hosts Creative Georgetown workshop on Feb. 11

City leaders are seeking public input on the future direction of the City’s role in arts and culture in Georgetown at the inaugural Creative Georgetown event Feb. 11 in the Georgetown Public Library.

The come-and-go event will give attendees the opportunity to learn about the wide-ranging art, music, theater and cultural opportunities for audiences, learners, makers and doers at all levels as well as an overview of the City’s study of the economic impact of arts and culture.

“It’s a unique opportunity to get together for a morning of fun and valuable information,” Library Services Director Eric Lashley said. “Artists, musicians, actors, writers, organizers and our many residents who don’t make art but love to attend plays, exhibits and concerts will all find something of interest. We’re hoping for a good turnout because no matter their level of interest in the arts everyone will come away with something of value.”

From 8:30 a.m. to noon, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in several sessions discussing the arts, including presentations by local arts groups and a professional development workshop focused on promotional tools and techniques for artists.

Children will also be able to participate in a Hands on History program presented by The Williamson Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children will learn about Valentine’s Day traditions and make their own vintage Valentines.

The event is free and open to the public, and will include refreshments and door prizes from local arts and culture organizations. Registration is not required; however, individuals are asked to indicate their interest in attending on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/648581891980810. This will allow organizers to have an approximate headcount.

A full schedule is available at arts.georgetown.org/creative-georgetown.

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