What Role would you like to see the Arts Play in Ewing?  Would you like to see Ewing become an Arts Destination?

Join the EGT and the Ewing Arts Commission for an open discussion about the future of the arts in our town.  When: Thursday, August 25th from 7:00-8:30 PM, at the Ewing Community Center [ESCC], 999 Lower Ferry Road.

It’s no secret that music, theatre and the arts bring people together. There is a correlation between a strong arts participation and presence, and prosperity in a community, economically, socially and individually. Art attracts visitors which helps the local economy, people want vibrant communities that offer lifestyles of culture and recreation which attracts more residents, and the more residents brings new businesses and that brings in new investment into the community. This cycle creates growth and stability and a more sustainable heathy lifestyle for everyone.

Even before our recently published arts survey we knew that Ewing had many talented artists in a variety of fields and had venues such as the 1867 Sanctuary for musicians to perform, but can anyone say that Ewing is recognized for its Creative Assets? What are Ewing’s Creative Assets?  What sets Ewing apart from Lawrence or Trenton culturally or artistically? What do you think about an Annual Arts Festival?

Arts and culture strategies help reveal and enhance the unique identity and character of a community.  What special people, places or activities make the Ewing community distinct?  What cultural challenges does our community face? What associations/organizations/networks are regarded as most important for defining the value of our community; what are the most successful in linking people together?

This should be a public discussion with everyone who has interest in making Ewing the best place to live, work and play to participate in how to promote the arts in our town.  So, please join in for a discussion about the Arts in Ewing.

“The arts are not a frill. The arts are a response to our individuality and our nature, and help to shape our identity. What is there that can transcend deep difference and stubborn divisions? The arts. They have a wonderful universality. Art has the potential to unify. It can speak in many languages without a translator. The arts do not discriminate. The arts can lift us up.” –Former Texas Congresswoman Barbara Jordan

Date: Thursday, August 25th
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Ewing Senior and Community Center [ESCC], 999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing.
Cost:  Free and open to the public

Light Refreshments Will Be Served