March 14, 2014
The Staunton City Council considered the possibility of an Arts and Cultural District during Thursday night's work session.
The District would highlight places such as the Frontier Culture Museum, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, and the American Shakespeare Center, as well as offering other incentives to encourage arts-related businesses to locate downtown.
The city of Harrisonburg lobbied the 2006 General Assembly to do something similar.
Arts and Cultural Council Chairman Erik Curren says in this economic climate, a District like this could bring the right kind of tourist to the Queen City.
Currently, there are nine Arts and Cultural Districts in Virginia.
Curren hopes the Arts and Cultural Council will have more information for City Council in December.