We know the arts community has been rockin’ the Rail Life and we know there have been a lot of cool arts related activities going on along the light rail line. If you are interested in the arts community along the light rail and it’s impact on our community, you should join us Wednesday to get the scoop from METRO and from some of our elected officials. Here is a press release issued today:
METRO and arts venues team-up on new Ride Guide, special deals:
METRO and 39 arts organizations will mark National Arts and Humanities Month with the release of a pocket-size guide to arts venues along the light rail line. Eleven arts venues will concurrently launch special discounts for transit riders.
Two mayors and the chair of the METRO Board of Directors will speak about the importance of arts organizations to the Valley economy. Arts organizations and their patrons are responsible for $443 million in economic activity annually in Phoenix and the East Valley.
Noon, Wednesday, October 21 12:25pm New start time. (Previously scheduled for noon)
Where: METRO station at Roosevelt and Central Avenue
Who: Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith,
Phoenix Vice Mayor and METRO Board Chair Tom Simplot.
Info and Visuals: Information on economic impact of the arts and details on special discounts offered by arts venues will be available.
The elected officials will be joined by costumed performers featured in the Arts and Culture Ride Guide, including a ballerina, a Shakespearean actress, a puppeteer and a 65-million-year-old carnivorous dinosaur.