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Third vibrancy listening session aimed at artists

Leaders with the Mayor's Arts and Events Vibrancy Committee are set to gather once again -- this time to hear what artists have to say about the city's cultural future.

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Arts and culture leaders from around Grand Forks crowded into a backstage room at the Empire Arts Center earlier this month. (Joshua Komer/ Grand Forks Herald)

Leaders with the Mayor’s Arts and Events Vibrancy Committee are set to gather once again -- this time to hear what artists have to say about the city’s cultural future.

A “listening session” aimed especially at local artists at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 311 DeMers Ave. in downtown Grand Forks. Guests will have the opportunity to offer ideas on what the city can do to better support arts and culture in the area, especially in light of the city’s recently released Arts and Culture Master Plan and ensuing discussion for an overarching arts council .

“Basically, it’s data collecting from the vibrancy committee,” said Kathryn Fink, executive director of The Guild, an arts and events resource group in Grand Forks. “At (a previous listening session), there was a general feeling that there was a lot of arts organizations representing their feelings but not a lot of artists.”

This is the third such session held by the committee, with previous sessions focusing on arts groups and event organizers held earlier this year. Those interested in attending are welcome to RSVP to Fink at kathrynfink@gmail.com .

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