First lady of Pennsylvania addresses 1,000 arts delegates in Pittsburgh

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PITTSBURGH —

Susan Corbett was featured at this year’s Annual Americans for the Arts National Convention at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Saturday.

The town hall meeting with approximately 1,000 attendees from around the country discussed the most pressing issues, challenges and successes in the arts and culture community.

First lady Corbett introduced the town hall session with remarks about Pennsylvania’s support for arts and culture through steady funds and tax credits for creative industries such as the film industry.

Pittsburgh was chosen from among many other cities for the role the arts play in economic development and community revitalization.

The meeting also featured panelists  Danielle Brazell from Arts for LA; Mario Garcia Durham from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, from Washington, DC;  Edgar Smith from World Pac Paper, Cincinnati; and  Bill Strickland from Manchester Craftsmen's Guild.