"Making It in the Arts" Series Continues on March 20

How does one make a living, stay creative, and have a career in the arts? What effect does commercial success have on artistic growth? What are the assets and challenges of working as an artist in the Brattleboro area?

These are some of the questions to be explored at the second public Artist Potluck & Forum hosted by Brattleboro-West Arts, on Sunday, March 20, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Elliot Street CafÈ, located at the corner of Elm and Elliot Streets in Brattleboro.

Painter and printmaker William Hays will share his story as a successful Brattleboro area artist. Included in the discussion will be his observations and opinions about how to strike the balance between making money and making art while maintaining artistic integrity. Information about his work and business is available at www.theartistsloft.com. A general discussion will follow the presentation.

Artists and all interested in the topic are invited to bring food for a potluck starting at 5:30. Those wishing to attend should also bring their own plates and utensils. The program and discussion will begin at 6:30. Donations will be accepted to help pay for the space.

Brattleboro-West Arts is a diverse group of artists and craftsmen living and working in the Whetstone watershed dedicated to improving the commercial and artistic success of its members. BWA considers the arts to include not only the traditional visual, sculptural, and performing arts, but also writing, landscape arts, and fine foods. Visit www.brattleboro-west-arts.com.

For more info contact Doug Cox at dcox@sover.net or (802) 257-1024.

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