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Lake County’s growing online registry promotes local artists, musicians and cultural venues

RELEASE DATE: March 4, 2010

TAVARES — Since its introduction in November 2007, the Lake County Tourism & Business Relations’ online registry to help promote and connect local artists, musicians and cultural venues has been steadily growing.

The Lake County Artist Registry is free to use as it provides a conduit between the artistic community and potential users. Artists, musicians and cultural venues are encouraged to sign up for the Artist Registry by providing contact information, such as a physical address, telephone number and e-mail address.

“The Lake County Artist Registry is an invaluable tool for event organizers of all types,” said Kathy Pagan, Tourism Specialist with Lake County Tourism & Business Relations. “Event organizers can sort through a list of 50 local musicians and artists who made submissions to the artist registry.”

In addition to contact information, the Lake County Artist Registry provides artists an opportunity to upload examples of their work as well as short concept statements about their work. Another anticipated benefit of the online artist registry is it will inspire collaboration and synergy among artists to promote their craft, as well as enhance and grow their artistic efforts.

“Lake County has an abundance of talented artists,” Pagan said. “This online tool can be a one-stop source for everything creative in Lake County.”

The idea for the Lake County Artist Registry was developed by the Lake County Arts & Cultural Alliance, which is a seven-member advisory group with representatives from local municipalities. For more information about the Lake County Artist Registry, call Kathy Pagan at (352) 429-4755 or e-mail kpagan@lakecountyfl.gov.


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