Multi-Chamber Networking at Crowne Plaza Woburn - Featured presentation: Economic Revitalization through Art

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Name: Multi-Chamber Networking at Crowne Plaza Woburn - Featured presentation: Economic Revitalization through Art
Date: March 7, 2019
Time: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Please join us on Thursday, March 7th at the beautifully renovated Crowne Plaza Boston/Woburn Hotel for the first Regional Multi-Chamber Networking Event of 2019.  

Presentation:    4:30-5:30

Economic Revitalization through Art and Cultural Initiatives
Special presentation from Al Wilson, founder and Executive Director of Beyond Walls, a creative agency whose mission is to activate public space to strengthen communities.
Inspired by projects in Brooklyn, New York; Philadelphia, PA; Kings Cross, London; and Wynwood, Miami, Al recognized Lynn's rich history, distinctive architecture, and burgeoning arts and cultural district as the perfect landscape in which to test the creative economy.
 
Al and a robust volunteer committee launched a grass-roots effort to implement four inaugural large scale public art installations in downtown Lynn.
 
In the summer of 2017, the initial Beyond Walls Mural Festival brought international artists to create murals on buildings in Lynn's newly designated Downtown Cultural District. This enormously successful effort generated 4.5 million impressions on social media. A post-festival study and survey found local business owners citing increased foot traffic in their establishments and residents returning to the downtown area, deeming it a safer environment to buy a coffee, go on a date, and generally work, shop, and play.
 
Al now leads a team of three who have backgrounds in city planning, arts administration, and fundraising. Building on the Beyond Walls model, Al and his team will continue to better the public realm and increase safety and economic vitality through the implementation of major art installations and programming that reflect the interests and cultural makeup of communities served.

Networking:      5:30-7:30
  • Complimentary appetizers 
  • Cash bar for beer and wine
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Location:
Crowne Plaza Boston/ Woburn Hotel
15 Middlesex Canal Park
Woburn, MA
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, March 7th
Presentation 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Networking   5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Contact Information:
Beth Locke
Fees/Admission:
Advance registration is required
$10 members
$20 non-members
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