Mark your calendar!   Find out about new the ARTS Troy.

FRIDAY "Brown Bag Lunch" URBANISM and PUBLIC ART lecture series

Dates:         As noted below
Time :         12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location:    Troy Public Library - 510 West Big Beaver in Troy
Cost:           FREE

Learn how Troy community leaders plan to improve Troy's image in the business world and for our residents.  Feel free to bring a lunch.

This is a collaborative series with the Troy Public Library.
For more information, call Dr. Maria Hunciag, series coordinator (248-524-3543).


Friday, January 22, 2010 - "ART PHOTOGRAPHY AS BUSINESS"

Speaker:   Safari Photographer, Bill Cowger of Acacia Photography. 

Michigan is at a crossroads and right now the arts & cultural sector statewide has an incredible opportunity to learn about how to empower themselves. This is your opportunity to learn how to transform a hobby into a lucrative business. Troy resident Bill Cowger accomplished this - and he is going to tell you how.

Program is presented in conjunction with his exhibit "Anything But Cats" at the Troy Library.


Friday, February 19, 2010 - "EMPLOYMENT IN THE ARTS IN MICHIGAN"

Speaker:  Maria Hunciag, Troy Public Library Cultural Arts Coordinator
A "Creative Class" exists in Troy and Oakland County.  The "Americans for the Arts" organization published "Creative Industry: Business & Employment in the Arts" a report based on findings in the Dun & Bradstreet database.  As of January, 2008, Michigan's Congressional District 9 is home to 2,316 arts businesses that employ 10,563 people.  These arts-centric businesses play an important role in building and sustaining economic vibrancy in the county.  They employ people who spend money locally, generate government revenue, and are a cornerstone of tourism and economic develoment.