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Building Vibrant Communities with Performing Arts
Episode 826th October 2021 • Our Shoreline - Your Horizon • WGRT 102.3 FM
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Kathy Vertin, Executive Director of the Riverbank Theatre organization and Co-Owner of the Inn on Waterstreet Hotel in Marine City shares how performing arts can help build vibrant communities.

Host Dan Casey and Kathy discuss:

  • How Kathy became owner of a performing arts theater
  • The Snug Theater
  • How theaters bring visitors to a town
  • The layered approach to reviving a town
  • Revitalizing dormant and run-down spaces
  • Creating opportunities for artists, performers, musicians, and theater technicians
  • How cultural events draw people to a community
  • Summer theater camps
  • Economic impact study on theater in Marine City
  • Theater Festivals
  • Stratford, Ontario
  • $1 Million Challenge Grant
  • New entertainment venue in St. Clair, MI
  • The variety of experiences of St. Clair County's shoreline communities

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