Wednesday and Thursday: Congresswoman Chellie Pingree brings Head of National Endowment for the Arts to Maine to Talk About the Creative Economy

June 12, 2012


Congresswoman Pingree brings Rocco Landesman, Chairman of National Endowment of the Arts, to Maine see how the creative economy has helped revitalize local communities


Rockland and Portland, Maine


Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman, local artists, business and civic leaders. Several hundred people have RSVP’d for town hall style meeting Wednesday evening in Portland.


Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Walking tour of Rockland

Wednesday 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Meeting with 100 +/- artists, community and civic leaders at the Farnsworth Center in Rockland

Wednesday 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Meeting with 275 +/- artists, community and civic leaders at Portland Stage, 25 Forest Avenue, Portland

Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Walking tour of Portland Arts District, starting at 1 Longfellow Square and including visits to Portland Museum of Art, SPACE, Salt Institute and various art spaces

Thursday 10:15 am - 11:00 pm

Portland City Hall visit with Marty Pottenger (City of Portland) about Art at Work, which received NEA funding. Landesman will see performances of a play written by Portland police officers and hear poetry written by city employees.


NEA Public Affairs