San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Learn regional and national best practices on how to develop a creative arts destination in your community.
Thank you to our sponsors for making this event happen:
Creative Tourism Schedule
10:00- 10:05: Greeting and Welcome to Winona-
Sen. Jeremy Miller, Senator, District 28
10:05- 10:15: Welcome to Minnesota Marine Art Museum- Andy Maus, MMAM
10:15- 10:30: Overview of Creative Arts in Winona-
Mark Peterson, Winona Historical Society
10:30- 11:30: Winona County Creative Tourism-
Lee Gundersheimer, Great River Shakespeare Festival
Andy Maus, MMAM
Parker Forsell, Mid West Musical Festival
11:30- 12:00: The Arts as an Economic Engine-
Sheila Smith, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
12:00- 12:45: Networking Lunch
1:00- 2:00: Regional Creative Tourism-
John Davis, Lanesboro Arts Council
Brent Hanifl, Santa Fe Creative Tourism
David R. Kilpatrick, Weber Center
2:00- 2:30: Making Connections to Promote Creative Assets-
Tim Penny, The SMIFoundation
2:30- 2:45: Wrap up and event evaluation
3:00- 4:00: Tours-
Minnesota Marine Art Museum- Andy Maus, MMAM
Great River Shakespeare Festival- Lee Gundersheimer/ Doug Scholz-Carlson,
Great River Shakespeare Festival
Codabow- Will Kitchen, Codabow
*Tours and Lunch are included in the registration fee.
**Cancellations and Refunds will be aceepted if cancelled before May 20, 2015.
When & Where
The 7 Rivers Alliance
The 7 Rivers Alliance is a Tri-State leadership council that boosts economic growth by fostering collaboration in Southwest Wisconsin, Southeast Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa.
We are persistent and consistent advocates for keeping communication open and developing regional networks in the Upper Mississippi Valley through regional meetings and networking events.
The 7 Rivers Alliance brings together public and private resources to forge entrepreneurial growth, and serves as a clearinghouse of vital information to enhance quality of life in the region.