Veletta Forsythe Lill will present the results of the economic impact study on the Dallas Arts District at a Wednesday luncheon hosted by Commercial Real Estate Women-Dallas. The district’s executive director will also give an update on district activities.
“The fact that the Americans for the Arts Economic & Prosperity study was jointly funded by the City of Dallas is just one more example of the Arts District being of key importance to the city,” said Rebecca Tudor, president of CREW Dallas and a principal with Twinrose Investments. “CREW is fortunate to be one of the first organizations to hear the results of the study.”
Lill was named executive director of the Dallas Arts District in January 2009. She is responsible for broad marketing efforts, creating programming and special events in the public space, and advocating for the area on issues of public policy.
A longtime advocate for the arts, Lill served on the Dallas City Council from 1997-2005. Her work as chair of the Arts, Education and Libraries Committee of the Council led to the passage of approximately $100 million in bonds for arts and library facilities, the creation of a nationally recognized arts-in-education program, and completion of a Cultural Facilities Master Plan for the city.
The CREW luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Park City Club, 5956 Sherry Lane in Dallas. The cost is $35 for pre-registered members; $55 for pre-registered guests. Tickets at the door go up to $45 for members and $65 for guests.
Advance registration closes today.