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Creative City Symposium

Wednesday, November 15 @ 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Online RSVP's are now closed. Please contact info@phoenixcommunityalliance.com for questions.

Join the conversation on Wednesday, November 15!

The Creative City Symposium is a collaboration between the Arts, Culture & Public Life Committee (ACPL) and other Committees whose initiatives contribute to the development of our creative city. 

Engage in a multi-faceted discussion about how we can Activate, Advocate, and Build the creative city we want. 

Come for the conversation - and stay for the happy hour reception afterward!


Symposium Program 

Celebrating Our Creative City - Updates from the Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture

Bloomberg Philanthropies, Arts & Culture Economic Impact, and More! - Mitch Menchaca, Executive Director, City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture

Building Our Creative City's Future - Shaping the creative future of  Phoenix

Moderated by Leah Fregulia, Head of School and CEO, Arizona School for the Arts and ACPL Committee Vice Chair

Phoenix General Plan 2025 (PlanPHX) Engagement Opportunities - Krista Shepherd, Principal, Multistudio, and Mo Stein, Principal, HKS Architects

Best Practices for Art in Private Development - Kyle Jardine, Vice President and Market Executive, Wexford Science + Technology

Creativity in Action - Arts and culture's competitive advantage in business

Faith Burton, Director of Special Projects, Reliance Management

Getting Around Our Creative City - The intersection between transportation, arts, and placemaking

Public Art Plans for the South Central Extension/Downtown Hub – M. B. Finnerty, Public Arts Administrator, Valley Metro

Creativity in Action - The growing presence of fashion in our arts and culture community 

Tracy Lea, Director, Venture Development, J.Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute, Arizona State University

Tricee Thomas, Founder & CEO, The Garment League

Experiencing Our Creative City - The role of culinary arts in a creative city

Moderated by Catrina Kahler, President and CEO, Artlink, Inc. and ACPL Committee Chair

Chef Stephen Jones, Owner and Executive Chef, The Larder and The Delta

Kyu Utsonomiya, Partner, Conceptually Social Catering


Event Details

When: Wednesday, November 15, 4 - 6 pm

  • Check-in begins at 3:30 pm
  • Happy hour reception begins at 6 pm

Where: FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel | 1100 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Parking: Complimentary parking is available behind the hotel. 



Wednesday, November 15
04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Event Categories:
Member Event


FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel
1100 N. Central Avenue