GLENS FALLS—The Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy (ACE) and the Center for Economic Growth want to learn about how the region’s creative economy impacts residents of Warren and Washington counties.
“The creative economy is now the fourth-largest employment sector in the Capital Region,” said Maureen Sager, project director of ACE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and growing the creative industries in the eight-county Capital Region.
ACE and the Center for Economic Growth are hosting the Creative Economy Roundtable Tour, a series of six roundtable discussions, the first of which was held in Rensselaer County. The second in the series is being held Tuesday at The Hyde Collection for Warren and Washington counties. Upcoming sessions are February 28 at Proctors in Schenectady; March 5 at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga; March 13 at Hudson Hall in Hudson, for Columbia and Greene counties; and March 12 at Overit in Albany. All events start at 3 pm with private meetings for business and cultural leaders, followed by open public discussions from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
ACE and the Center for Economic Growth will share data about the creative economy and lead a discussion on how businesses, institutions, professionals, leaders, and artists can work together to develop creative jobs and opportunities throughout the greater Capital Region. ACE is interested in learning about how working together can make the region a better place to live, work, and build creative businesses.
“The Hyde Collection is proud to be part of the region’s thriving arts economy,” said Anne Saile, interim director of The Hyde Collection. “Arts organizations, such as museums, drive the regional economy.”
The Creative Economy Roundtable Tour includes music, food from Forged, wine from Adirondack Winery, a roundtable discussion, networking, admission to The Hyde Collection and the opportunity to see the exhibition Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau in its final weeks, and more. Everyone is welcome.
“We look forward hearing from Washington and Warren County residents about how we can grow this vibrant sector,” Sager said. “Creative companies and entrepreneurs are transforming and energizing our cities, towns, and rural areas.”
Registration is free and can be done by visiting the ACE website.
The Hyde Collection is committed to collaborating with regional arts institutions and is excited about the upcoming RE-IMAGINED: A fashion and art collaboration with Electric City Couture and 2440 Design Studio. Corey Aldrich of 2440 Design Studio and The Hyde join forces to present RE-IMAGINED with Electric City Couture from 7:30 to 9 pm March 10 at the Museum.
The event — a first of its kind at The Hyde Collection — will feature designs inspired by the exhibition Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau on living mannequins contextualized in Hyde House in homage to the artist. Tickets are available at https://reimagined.brownpapertickets.com.