On Thursday, October 4 the Center for California Studies hosted the 29th annual Envisioning California Conference at the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria in downtown Sacramento. This year the conference topic was Arts and the Public Good and inspired spirited discussions and performances related to all forms of art, music, performance, education, and engagement which serve to enhance the world around us. Conference panel topics included: Arts Education in California’s K-12 Schools, Creative Arts Programs in the California Justice System, Arts and Social Policy in California, and Higher Education and the Creative Economy.
A very special thank you to our keynote panel moderator, Dennis Mangers, Strategic Advisor for Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy to Sacramento Mayor, Darrell Steinberg, and our keynote panelists, Kristin Sakoda, Executive Director, LA County Arts Commission; Dr. Roberto Pomo, Professor, College of Arts and Letters at Sacramento State; and Dr. Steven Winlock, Executive Director, Sacramento County Office of Education, Leadership Institute for such an invigorating conversation during the lunch hour.
At the conclusion of the keynote panel, attendees were invited to visit vendors such as the Crocker Art Museum, local art organizations, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation among others to learn more about art based initiatives in the Golden State.
The Center was thrilled with the level of enthusiasm of attendees and support from the arts community.
We look forward to October 2019 when we will host the 30th Envisioning California Conference – a milestone indeed.