Return on Creativity: Art is Good for Business

             For visionary business leaders, investing in the arts can help their companies stand out to current and future employees and other stakeholders.

—  Art is Good for Business by Shellie Karabell: Strategy + Business

Join a panel of curators, collectors and community leaders who are fostering an ecosystem of vibrancy and business development through art collecting. As companies strive to attract talent and differentiate their business models, more are engaging the arts to thrive and set themselves apart.


Date: September 26, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Marymount University at Ballston Center, Auditorium
1000 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22201
Fee: Free, Registration Required
Registration: Registration Now Closed
For more information, please contact:
Name: AED Events Team
Phone: (703) 228-0808
Email: [email protected]

Moderator: David Carlson is an Arlington, VA based artist and professor at Marymount University. He serves on the Arlington Commission for the Arts.

Panelist: Messay Derebe is the co-founder and CEO of goARTful. After beginning her career as an auditor with Ernst & Young, Derebe left to support artists and arts organizations.

Panelist: Meaghan Kent is the Director of Marymount's Cody Gallery and Founder and Director of Site95. Kent has managed the careers of emerging and established artist worldwide.

Panelist: Jack Devine is the Principal and owner of Artist Circle Fine Art. For the past 34 years, Devine has worked with multinational corporations, hospitals, hotels and developers to provide solutions for their art needs.

Panelist: Cheryl Ramp is the Director of Community Relations for Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH). Always committed to integrating art into the workplace, Ramp works to feature local artists in APAH's many properties.

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