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Tuesday, February 28 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
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Colorado is a global leader in the creative industries, which include six creative sectors: design, film and media, heritage, literary and publishing, performing arts, and visual arts and crafts. The “Creative” Industry is as big as the imagination.  So how do you make yourself not only stand out as an artist, but also thrive?
 
Please join our panel of diverse, creative Artrepreneurs for some peer networking with refreshments, followed by a panel discussion on topics such as:
•         I’ve created, now how do I get heard/seen?
•         Making a living with your art
•         The new creative class -  What works in today's marketplace 
•         How to attract and delight your ideal “customer”

Moderators
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Peggy Lyle

Director, Downtown Fort Collins Creative District
Peggy is the director for the Downtown Fort Collins Creative District, a Certified District in the Colorado Creative Industries Creative District Program. It acts as a resource for creative and artist information, collaboration, industry representation and advocacy. The Creative District also reports on arts and cultural economic impacts, and is involved in planning efforts to further goals for facilities, live-work spaces and infrastructure... Read More →

Speakers
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amelia caruso

Artist, Amelia Caruso
Amelia attended the Arts Academy of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati. She studied Documentary Photography and brings that sense of “composing inside the viewfinder” to her paintings. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country including Fort Collins Museum of Art and many Art in Public Places projects in Colorado. Amelia worked on television’s Will & Grace. Now she has found a more purposeful... Read More →
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Greta Cornett

Musician and President, Fort Collins Musicians Association
Greta Cornett is a local musician, as well as a local music lover and supporter. She is most recognized as the trumpet player for 12 Cents for Marvin, the 3 Twins and Mama Lenny & the Remedy. She is a graduate of the CSU music department and her behind the scenes work include co-founding the Fort Collins Musicians Association, co-creating FoCoMX, working as the marketing director for the Boulder Theater and Fox Theatre and volunteering at KRFC... Read More →
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Dawn Duncan

CEO, Yellowbright, Inc.
Dawn is an entrepreneur, published writer, celebrated speaker, and music industry executive. She is the founder and CEO of Yellowbright, Inc., an agency dedicated to consulting the "creative class," and works with individuals, groups, and companies to take them to the next level of professional growth. She has extensive experience working with entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, writers, and designers, including in her former career life of owning... Read More →
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Gary Hixon

Interior Designer / Jewelry Designer, Gary Hixon Designs
Retiring from interior design after 34 years, Gary Hixon began making jewelry in 2008, opening Gary Hixon Designs. Gary’s ingenuity, stability, and attention to detail were his trademarks when he designed homes and those same qualities are evident in his jewelry. Gary and Carol Ann have lived in Fort Collins since 1966 and are passionate advocates for arts and education in the community.
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Jennifer Spencer

Inventor, Artist and Consultant
Moved forward by an insatiable curiosity of life and learning, Jennifer Spencer has explored song writing and recorded songs, invented and patented products, been the CEO of startup ventures, successfully commercialized products on an international scale and sung in rock&roll bands. Jennifer is currently focusing her creativity on abstract oil painting. She is a consultant and mentor to new businesses at the Small Business Development Center.


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