Arts organizations seeking input

Staff Report

Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association, Southern Ohio Museum and Portsmouth Area Arts Council want to know, how do we build a vibrant creative community that benefits everyone?

Everyone is invited to join a conversation with their neighbors about creative expression in the Portsmouth community on January 31 and February 7.

Even if don’t think of yourself as creative or as the type that would participate in an arts event, they want you there.

“For many people issues like time, money, perception, programming and awareness prevent them from participating in the creative opportunities in the community. We think we can do a better job addressing these things,” commented Vern Riffe Center Director Joe Patti. “We have an outside facilitator who will get attendees talking with each other, sharing ideas and having a lot of fun in the process.”

Three activity sessions will be held at the Portsmouth Welcome Center, Tuesday, January 31, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm and 7:00 pm-8:30 pm and Tuesday, February 7 5:30 pm-7:00 pm.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

An R.S.V.P. 24 hours prior to the Vern Riffe Center Box Office at 740-351-3600 would be appreciated so we are sure to have enough food.

Staff Report