Kristine Fisher and Jackie Ganim DeFalco stop by to talk all about seARTS and all of the exciting programs happening including the get the vote out effort to inform people about the American Style Magazine voting for Gloucester.
As a community we have a unique opportunity to select Gloucester as a Top 25 Arts Destination in the US……and we need your votes to make it happen!
Please join seARTS’ ( The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts) grass roots campaign to help elevate Gloucester’s visibility as a top U.S. arts destination. Deadline for voting is March 5th ! Please vote multiple times! Link below!
One of our interests is to help drive up the cultural/creative economy for all of Cape Ann. We have succeeded in getting Gloucester nominated as a Top 25 Art Destination in AmericanStyle’s survey. AmericanStyle is a highly respected national publication focusing on art and travel, and is an excellent resource for artists and art enthusiasts. It publishes the top art events across the country, highlighting select destinations and profiling individual artists.
The readership of AmericanStyle represents the cultural/creative economy that our community is hoping to attract and grow. Securing Gloucester on their list as one of America’s Top 25 Arts Destinations will elevate Cape Ann on the national stage. We have over 2,000 working artists on Cape Ann and a thriving community that celebrates the arts of all disciplines. After all, our Rocky Neck is the country’s oldest continuous working art colony in the U.S.!
Because AmericanStyle’s survey is “city based,” we chose Gloucester, as it has the largest population. seARTS has been sending weekly e-blasts to our membership requesting folks to vote by March 5, 2011. It is only through votes that Gloucester will secure a place on the list as a Top 25 Destination in AmericanStyle’s spring/summer issue to come out in May 2011. We are hopeful that you will be comfortable voting “early and often” between now and March 5th. Here is a link to the voting form. http://www.americanstyle.com/current-issue/
Please scroll down to the “Small Cities” list and cast your vote for Gloucester!