First Friday Breakfast: The Arts as Catalyst in Strengthening Denver's Communities

| 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Cost/fee: Free
Room Number: Terrace Room, Second Floor
Lawrence Street Center
1380 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO
Emma Martz
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This First Friday Breakfast will explore the many facets of the arts in Denver and specifically their crucial role in defining, amplifying, and creating community across our city. Denver has a long history of embracing and investing in arts and culture to benefit our community. And now, with 26 designated “Creative Districts” across the state, and over 1,000 new residents having moved to Denver each month throughout the early 00’s, Denver is a cultural destination like no other. We’ll unpack the arts as economic driver, as well as culture-keeper, with some of Denver’s top cultural leaders. Join us as we move beyond the murals of RiNo and the galleries of Santa Fe toward how the arts can be a driver to define where and how we live.


Brian Corrigan
Creative Placemaking Artist, Designer, and Entrepreneur

Andy "Rok" Guerrero
Music Business Instructor/Pop Rock and Hip Hop Ensemble Director
University of Colorado Denver College of Arts and Media

Margaret Hunt
Executive Director, Office of Creative Industries
Colorado Economic Development & International Trade

Jen Olson
Executive Director
Think 360 Arts for Learning

Jane Hansberry, PhD
Associate Professor, Clinical Teaching Track
Program Director for Masters of Public Administration 
University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs
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