I Live Here, I Give Here Highlights The Culture of Creativity & Why It Matters

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I Live Here, I Give Here discusses why our culture is so important to Central Texas and is hosting a Community Spotlight Conversation on July 24 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave., $10, including lunch.

This July, I Live Here, I Give Here highlights Central Texas' unique culture including the arts, music, ethnic heritage, history, food, even Keep Austin Weird. Culture defines us and brings us together to create our distinctive identity. Our vibrant arts circles, colorful music scene and rich heritage spark our thriving culture of creativity. This creative energy drives the economy and makes Austin an incubator of innovation.

Join the discussion of why culture is so important to Central Texas by attending I Live Here, I Give Here's Community Spotlight Conversation on July 24 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave., $10, including lunch.

More than 44,000 Austin residents are employed in the creative sector. The City of Austin provides funding to more than 200 cultural groups that reach 2.5 million people each year. Still hundreds of other artists scrape by on minimal funding and scramble for practice and performance space.

Arts and cultural advocates agree that artistic expression - whether by a cast of thousands or a voice of one - must be constantly nurtured. Patronage and financial support are critical to growing Austin as a place where diverse perspectives are welcomed and new ideas flourish.

To learn more about the culture of creativity in Central Texas attend the Community Spotlight Conversation hosted by I Live Here, I Give Here on July 24, noon to 1 p.m. at the Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave. Lunch will be provided for $10. Learn more by visiting our website at http://www.ilivehereigivehere.org.

I LIVE HERE, I GIVE HERE is on a mission to deepen and expand the culture of personal philanthropy in our community by inspiring Central Texans to give more and more Central Texans to give. We promote individual giving by educating Central Texans about the needs of our community and the nonprofits serving us. Our call to action is find the issue you care most about and give to become part of the solution.

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