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East End Arts Fourth Annual Arts Mean Business Seminar

October 8, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

$10 – $20
Arts Mean Business

Local to Global
East End Arts invites business owners, artists, local government, arts organizations, community leaders, nonprofit organizations, and community members to this arts and business presentation demonstrating both the economic and cultural benefits to businesses partnering with the arts to influence the local community and beyond.

This seminar will put into perspective the important role the arts plays in developing unique experiences, therefore attracting new customers and tourists to local businesses. The large artist-based community developments discussed during this event could be instilled anywhere on the globe in order to encourage economic growth to neighboring businesses – and they are happening right here on Long Island.

Seminar speakers will review:
• The positive local impact that two annual East End Arts JumpstART events have had on both the Riverhead community and businesses;
• Riverside Rediscovered’s crowdsourced placemaking through a partnership between the local community, the municipality and the private sector to co-create beautiful downtowns destinations;
• Patchogue Arts Council’s PAC MAC Festival granting artists stipends to partake in arts and cultural events through out the downtown Patchogue area to enhance local businesses’ vibrancy;
• Plans by Conifer Realty of Rochester and the nonprofit Community Development Corporation of Long Island to develop Riverhead’s first artist priority affordable apartments: Peconic Crossing;
• Sustainable Long Island and Long Island Art Alliance’s partnered research and plans to develop arts and culture-based corridors in order to increase international tourism on Long Island.

• Patricia Drake Snyder: Executive Director of the East End Arts in Riverhead, founder of JumpstART program;
• Caitlyn Shea: professional visual artist, JumpstART artist and mentor, creator of Hummingbird Mural in downtown Riverhead;
• Siris Barrios: Community Liaison for Riverside Rediscovered crowdsourced placemaking;
• Lori Devlin: President of Patchogue Arts Council, creator of PAC MAC Festival;
• Allen Handelman: Vice President of Development at Conifer Realty, developer for Peconic Crossing artist priority housing in Riverhead;
• Theresa Statz-Smith: Executive Director of Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA), partnering with Sustainable Long Island to create arts and culture based corridors.

Doors Open 8:30 AM
Seminar begins 9:00 AM, with networking opportunity to follow

$10 in advance for members of East End Arts
$15 in advance for non-members
$20 at the door
Tickets available in advance online until Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM.


October 8, 2015
9:00 am - 11:00 am
$10 – $20
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The Suffolk
118 East Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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