- Story by Emma Connolly
What is your vision for the future of arts in Hancock County? The Arts, Hancock County wants to know, and they have created an easy survey to find out.
The organization recently acquired a new home at 405 Blaize Avenue, the former creative center for Mardi Gras designer Carter Church. While the building is usable for classes in its current state, they plan renovations with a flexible interior and façade renovation that will provide a fun and inviting atmosphere when completed. The new headquarters will include space for classes and workshops in a myriad of art disciplines, as well as gallery space for local artists.
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Having such a wonderful permanent home allows the group to better serve this vibrant arts community and build awareness among area residents, including those traditionally underserved. The Arts plan a new focus on art offerings for local children. Another goal is to grow the local creative economy while being equitable and inclusive.
You can help their decision-making process by completing this survey. The answers you submit will guide future endeavors to engage Hancock County residents and outside visitors with the creative community – in short, provide more art for more people. As an incentive, the group is offering a free one-year membership to a lucky respondent.
The more community input the organization receives, the better. You are encouraged to share this survey with other artists, friends and potential community supporters via email and social media.