The City of Lynchburg Office of Economic Development & Tourism, the Small Business Development Center, and the Academy Center of the Arts host the fourth annual Create Virginia Conference on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The goal of the conference is to support area arts & entrepreneurship, equipping artists and organizations with the tools, resources, and connections about how to build and grow sustainable arts-based ventures. Tickets can be purchased online at createvirginia.com.Early bird tickets end 2/1!
The speakers and panelists for the conference will include artists, legal experts, creative entrepreneurs, and other arts professionals. Among these speakers will be Manuel Cordovez, Founder of Creativity IP PLLC, Michele Anderson, Rural Program Director of Springboard for the Arts, Alan Goffinski, Executive Director of The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative // Charlottesville Mural Project, and many more! Check out our speaker list here.
Join us for the opening reception on Friday, February 28th at Riverviews Artspace. The meet & greet will be a great opportunity for some extra networking time with fellow creatives. This will also be an opportunity to tour artist studio spaces in Riverviews and learn more about special programming and events such as ArtThrive, Sketch Society, Lynchburg Underground Movie Club and more! Light refreshments and a cash bar will be provided.
Create Virginia is sponsored by the Office of Economic Development and Tourism, Small Business Development Center – Lynchburg Region, Academy Center of the Arts, Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance, Carter Bank & Trust, and Relevant Law, and Riverviews Artspace.