Downtown Austin Alliance’s Issues & Eggs Focuses on Art and Downtown Austin
The next installment of Downtown Austin Alliance’s “Issues & Eggs” will focus on the positive impact art can have on our downtown economy. Presenter Dan Cameron is well-versed on the subject, as the founder and artistic director of Prospect New Orleans – an international art event celebrating contemporary art on an every-other-year basis.
Issues and Eggs Breakfast Forum
Presented by the Downtown Austin Alliance
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Presentation
Austin City Hall, Council Chambers, 301 W. 2nd Street (parking in Austin City Hall)
RSVP to RSVP@downtownaustin.com or 512-381-6270.
ABOUT PROSPECT NEW ORLEANS
Prospect New Orleans, the largest contemporary art event in U.S. history, was founded on the principle that the art of our time can play a significant role in the revitalization of an important U.S. city. As it evolves from a first-time biennial (taking place every two years) in Prospect.1 to a local tradition with each subsequent Prospect New Orleans, the event remains committed to building a contemporary art tourism infrastructure upon a signature event that stimulates local art creation and entrepreneurial activity, while attracting tens of thousands of art lovers to New Orleans on an every-other-year basis.
In the words of Cameron, "New Orleans [much like Austin] has long been an urban utopia where creative spirits by the thousands came from elsewhere to live and work, and from that starting point, it is becoming transformed into a place where art lovers from around the world can indulge in the city's natural and cultural beauty, while enjoying some of the most thought-provoking new art being made today. We are working to make Prospect New Orleans a model example of how art can promote justice and be a catalyst for the revitalization of a historic American city."