Wilmington Renaissance Corporation Kicks Off New Series CREATIVE CHAT Today

Wilmington Renaissance Corporation Kicks Off New Series CREATIVE CHAT Today

Wilmington Renaissance Corporation (WRC) is pleased to announce plans to launch Creative Chat, an informal, interactive series held six times a year to update our community about the vision plan for a Creative District. Each event starts with a networking opportunity followed by a presentation by an expert in the creative or maker field. Creative Chats are free and open to the public.

The kickoff event will be titled WRC's Creative Chat: A Vision for a Creative District in Wilmington and will feature special guest Evan Malone, Ph.D., president, NextFab. It will be held tonight, July 31, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Chris White Gallery, 701 Shipley Street, Wilmington.

Attendees will learn about the vision for a Creative District that will establish a creative community with living and work spaces for artists and entrepreneurs in the City of Wilmington. A fabrication lab is a key component of the Creative District Vision Plan. Dr. Malone, president of NextFab in Philadelphia (nextfab.com), will share NextFab's model of a collective workspace and idea incubator that brings industrious creatives together. Founded in 2009, this for-profit workshop's membership base has access to two million dollars' worth of machinery and top-notch instructors to make everything from laser-cut felt jewelry to medical monitoring devices.

To read the Creative District Vision Plan, please visit:

Light fare and drinks provided. Cash bar.

Free registration is required by July 28. Space is limited:

This event is sponsored in part by Chris White Community Development Corporation, CityFest,
DiMeo's Pizzaiuoli Napulitani and NextFab.

Wilmington Renaissance Corporation is a privately funded, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. For more information, visit BigIdeasWilmington.com

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