From The Citizen: State funds to support creation of Auburn arts district – but what shape should it take?

An arts and entertainment district may soon be established in Auburn. But what should it do? How should it look? And whom should it include?

Auburn is one of five central New York municipalities slated for the districts; the others are Cortland, Oneida, Oswego and Syracuse. A $49,500 award from Regional Economic Development Council, announced in December, will support the districts’ blueprinting by CNY Arts. The blueprint will then be presented to the state for consideration of further funding for the districts.

At this early stage in the districts’ creation, The Citizen spoke to two key figures in Auburn’s arts and entertainment scene about the concept and how they’d like to see it executed: Auburn Public Theater Artistic Director Angela Daddabbo and Schweinfurth Art Center Executive Director Donna Lamb.

CLICK HERE to read David Wilcox’s full article from The Citizen.

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