Creative Edge Aims To Boost Arts Economy Jen Picard Friday, September 15, 2017 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Artist Okuda San Miguel puts the finishing touches on the first complete mural of the 2017 festival.@WideOpenWalls_ / Twitter @faithmari / Instagram With the success of a number of large-scale art project such as Art Street, Wide Open Walls and R Street Block Party, the City of Sacramento is looking for more ways to tap into the creative culture. Jonathan Glus is the new head of the Sacramento Metro Arts Commission and the Creative Economy Manage for the City. He's leading a new initiative to gather priorities, expectations and needs regarding arts and culture in the Sacramento region. A townhall meeting is scheduled Monday at CLARA, the E. Claire Raley Studios for Performing Arts. Glus joins us in studio to talk about some of the issues facing Sacramento's artists. Creative Edge: Where: Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts/Clara When: Monday, September 18, 2017, 6 - 8 pm Why: launch of Creative Edge, the Sacramento region's cultural planning process Who: Cultural Planning Group Background: The City of Sacramento, in partnership with the Sacramento Region Foundation has committed to a community-wide cultural planning process, called Creative Edge. Community Roundtables: K-12 Arts Education Roundtable Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Sacramento Convention Center, 3rd Floor 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Teaching artists, educators, and parents are especially encouraged to attend. Performing Artists Roundtable Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Sacramento Convention Center, 3rd Floor 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 Musicians, actors, dancers, and buskers are especially encouraged to attend. Visual Artists Roundtable Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Sacramento Convention Center, 3rd Floor 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 2D and 3D visual artists are especially encouraged to attend.