Date: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2023

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Stuart’s Opera House is excited to invite the community to the FREE Engage Workshop on Thursday, January 19, 2023 in the Stuart’s Opera House lobby from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

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The Engage Workshop will bring together our community for a two-hour, free workshop to spark understanding and collaboration between creative and business-minded individuals. The Workshop will include statistics about the value of the creative economy, introductions to design thinking, community collaboration projects, and hands-on exercises that will help Nelsonville explore how to leverage and grow our local creative economy.

Thousands of people have attended Engage Workshops across the country, spurring the growth of creative economies wherever they occur. People who should attend include creative types: artists, musicians, sculptors, writers, dancers, museum administrators, librarians, parks and trails volunteers, craft food and beverage makers, local restaurant owners. Also, all innovators: business owners, accountants, landscape designers, marketing firms, product designers, game developers, videographers, and graphic designers.

The Workshop uses Air Collaborative’s Creative Economy Growth Process that inspires community resilience, local investment, diverse economies, and hope. Air Collaborative is a national creativity-focused economic development nonprofit that provides rural and under-resourced communities with programming that inspires new connections and ignites the creative economy. Creative people expand business skills, businesspeople get more creative; they learn to collaborate, adapt, and thrive together. Learn more at

Stuart’s Opera House is leading Air work in Nelsonville and is presenting the Engage Workshop with support from Nelsonville Chamber of Commerce, Nelsonville Rotary, and Nelsonville Public Library. This project is funded by the Ohio Arts Council. Let’s build our creative economy, together!

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