Meetings - Nov
Bob Pettee, Todd Smith, Susan Olsen, Burdette Parks, Vicki
Celeste, Cris Winters, Sandy Hildreth, Guest: Jeremy Evans (Community
Development Director for Saranac Lake)
Financial Report - need to review figures; will create an end of year report; payment for group ad in Cape Air magazine needed as ArtWorks was billed for it - $250 each from Mark Kurtz, Bluseed, Diane Leifheit, David Woodward, ?
Guest: Jeremy Evans attending - invited by Todd. Interested in working with ArtWorks on behalf of the Village. Interested in our marketing efforts. Currently has applied for a Main St. Program grant from National Historic Trust - investing, reinvesting, marketing and promotion of traditional Main St; interested in pooling resources. Provided 2 links that might be useful to ArtWorks:
Main Street Program
Business improvement district law
NYC guide to BIDs.
Much discussion about the positive economic impact of the arts; importance of standing together and providing a unified voice (example: ArtWorks was requested to provide a statement fo support for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan); extending invitations to Village and Town Board members (instead of just expecting them to attend art events); when sending materials to board always send to Kareen Tyler, Village Clerk; discussed need for an events coordinator/PR person; we all need to work together.
Officers & Membership: Mark is willing to stay on as President/Chair for one more year; we would like to establish "teams" or committees that would accept responsibility for specific tasks - not that they have to do all the work themselves, but would be willing to take the lead and ask others to help when the work needs to be done.
ArtWorks Info Form - Todd suggested a card/brochure that identified ArtWorks - who we are, what we have accomplished, to have available at things like the Art Under $100 Show - he offered to work on it.
Economic Impact of the Arts Survery - Cris brought it up and is going to look into it more - people don't realize how much an impact the arts can have.
Next Meeting: Tuesday Dec 13, 7 pm - Artists Guild