Tuesday, February 28 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Your Creative Advantage FILLING

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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”

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Peggy Lyle

Director, Downtown Fort Collins Creative District
Peggy Lyle has been a creative force in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado for over 20 years and she loves to get involved. Peggy is passionate about the arts and creative approaches to business, branding and communications. With 20+ years of event production, marketing, and entertainment... Read More →

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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... 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... Read More →
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Dawn Duncan

President, Yellowbright
Dawn Duncan, this year’s emcee, is a 23 year veteran of entrepreneurship. During her career, she has worked in the fields of executive recruiting, corporate training and coaching, marketing, and public relations, with involvement in multiple industries. Currently, she is the owner... 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... Read More →
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Jennifer Spencer

Fine Artist/Business Consultant, Artist, Inventor, Thinker
Jennifer Spencer has 20+ years business strategy and entrepreneurial experience with demonstrated results in start-up environments.  Jennifer motivates people, produces consistent innovations, pioneers creative work and provides marketing successes with a repeated proven ability... Read More →

Tuesday February 28, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm MST
Community Creative Center - Gallery