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Plymouth Cultural District Community Meeting October 22

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PLYMOUTH, MA— The Board of Selectmen voted last month in favor of creating a Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) Cultural District Designation in downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts, to highlight the many arts, music, culinary, and other cultural venues, organizations, and events in the area. Plymouth 400, Inc. was instrumental in creating the committee created to develop and submit the cultural district application on behalf of the town. Plymouth’s Cultural District Committee is hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, October 22, at 7PM at the Spire Center, which will be open to the public. This meeting will serve as an introduction to the proposed cultural district and its extensive list of cultural assets, with a brainstorming session to discuss possible events, programs, and marketing. Meri Jenkins, Program Manager at the MCC, will be in attendance to share her experiences with other cultural districts in Massachusetts, and offer guidance and feedback on Plymouth’s proposed district programs and events.
 
Who:      Cultural District Committee of Plymouth
What:    Community meeting to discuss Plymouth’s first cultural district designation
When:   Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Where:  Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 ½ Court St., Plymouth, MA
 
The Cultural District Committee is comprised of representatives from various cultural organizations in Plymouth, including the Plymouth Guild, Inc., the Spire Center for Performing Arts, Plimoth Plantation, and the Plymouth Philharmonic, plus other community representatives.  Any organization that qualifies as a cultural asset within the district, as defined by the MCC, is invited to join this group of culturally-focused organizations and businesses.
 
The Cultural District program was signed into state law in 2010 by Governor Patrick and encourages communities to create state-sponsored arts districts that are compact and walkable, serving as centers for artistic, cultural, and economic activity. Plymouth’s first cultural district is located in the downtown area and includes Water and Main Streets, between Samoset and Summer Streets. For more information on the MCC’s cultural district program, please visit http://www.massculturalcouncil.org/services/cultural_districts.asp.
 
About Plymouth 400, Inc.
Plymouth 400, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization in Plymouth, Massachusetts formed to lead the planning and execution of programs and events commemorating the 400th anniversary of Plymouth Colony in 2020. The Plymouth 400 commemoration will highlight America’s story of challenge, perseverance, and thanksgiving that began with the 1620 landing of the Pilgrims and their relationship with the Wampanoag people. As an organization, Plymouth 400, Inc. is committed to creating a commemoration that is historically accurate, culturally inclusive, and brand enhancing.