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The Arts Revitalize The Economy

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The arts are vital to our culture, but did you know that creativity also helps to accelerate economic recovery. How? Join the discussion.

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The arts are vital to our culture, but did you know that creativity also helps to accelerate economic recovery. How? Join us for our Annual Fundraiser on Friday, October 8th, as we discuss the profound impact art has in reviving economic activity.

As we did last year, the event will be held virtually. However, this year, we’ve invited local town leaders and business owners who understand the importance of a thriving art scene. We invite you to join us for this community conversation. Our discussion will be led by the First Selectman of Ridgefield, Rudy Marconi. In May, the Connecticut Office of the Arts designated Ridgefield as Connecticut's first Cultural District.


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Rudy Marconi, First Selectman, Ridgefield, CT

Rudy is a native of Ridgefield and attended Ridgefield High School. Since 1999, he has been reelected for seven terms. As First Selectman, Rudy continues to serve on many Regional Committees. Ridgefield has a long track record of supporting the creative community and has committed to reserving at least 1% of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for the arts.


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Matt Knickerbocker, First Selectman, Town of Bethel

Steve Dunn, First Selectman, Town of Brookfield

Pete Bass, Mayor, Town of New Milford

Dan Rosenthal, First Selectman, Town of Newtown

Don Lowe, First Selectman, Town of Sherman

Dr. Missy Alexander, Provost, Western CT State University


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Lisa Scails, Executive Director, Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut

Neviana Zhgaba of Aquila’s Nest Vineyards, Newtown CT

Photo: Artwork by Justin Perlman, Bethel, CT


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