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Bend Will Host the First Regional Arts Summit in Oregon Next Week

On Monday, the Central Oregon Arts Summit will be held at the Riverhouse Convention Center in Bend.


They are partnering with the Oregon Arts Commission to help artists, administration and community members to come together to learn how art can be an economic driver.


Carrie Kikel with the Oregon Arts Commission says they're excited about what will be discussed.


"It's called exploring connections.  There will be break out sessions which will including public value of the arts, arts in healthcare, cultural tourism, Oregon's art economy, which is always interesting and art in business."


The summit's keyntoe speaker will be Doug Borwick, the author of "Building Communites, Not Audiences: The Future of the Arts in the U.S.


It addresses how arts can be a powerful force for building better communities.

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