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"On behalf of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, I would like to thank everyone involved in making Arts Summit 2018 a huge success. This gathering brought individual artists, arts organizations, educators, government officials, and business professionals to have meaningful conversations about strengthening Louisiana communities through the arts. We are grateful to our Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and to the First Lady of Louisiana, Donna Edwards, for their vision in calling for an arts summit on the State and City-Parish level. From nationally renown keynote speaker Victor Goines and the many professional speakers, the professional facilitation by Emergent Method, Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Regional Arts Councils, to the beautiful performance by Basin Dance Collective, we are inspired to carry the great ideas and information forward into the next year. Look for continued professional development events, webinars, and other resources as we collectively improve our respective communities through the arts."

-Renee Chatelain, President & CEO

 
 Arts Summit Day 2 featured a full day of workshops, panel discussions and interactive sessions at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library on Goodwood Boulevard, with a welcome address by First Lady Donna Edwards.

Arts Summit Day 2 featured a full day of workshops, panel discussions and interactive sessions at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library on Goodwood Boulevard, with a welcome address by First Lady Donna Edwards.

 Thank you to beBATONROUGE for the use of their photo booth to capture memories of the 2018 Arts Summit.

Thank you to beBATONROUGE for the use of their photo booth to capture memories of the 2018 Arts Summit.

 One of the many interactive sessions included Courtney Scott's session,  Be Social Where You Are.

One of the many interactive sessions included Courtney Scott's session, Be Social Where You Are.

 Panelists included Regional Arts Council directors from around the State, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, along with local business and community experts.

Panelists included Regional Arts Council directors from around the State, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, along with local business and community experts.

 Arts Summit Day 1 kicked off at the Capitol Park Museum with a special performance by Basin Dance Collective.

Arts Summit Day 1 kicked off at the Capitol Park Museum with a special performance by Basin Dance Collective.

 Thank you to all of the nine Regional Arts Councils for their help and support in making this 2018 Arts Summit a great success.

Thank you to all of the nine Regional Arts Councils for their help and support in making this 2018 Arts Summit a great success.