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Owensboro Creates Arts & Entertainment District Downtown

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The Owensboro City Commission has created an Owensboro District of Arts and Entertainment, which covers most of the city’s existing downtown arts and entertainment centers. A cultural district steering committee of 11 representatives from a variety of arts and cultural organizations was appointed by the mayor to oversee the district and decide on ways to promote it.

Owensboro is spending roughly $140 million on downtown development, and another $30 million in private money is being invested downtown.

Owensboro Symphony Orchestra’s Executive Director Bill Price said, “Organizations already work together but having an official partnership will enable more statewide marketing and branding opportunities. It will help put a little bit more structure to that organization, help us grow, help us provide more services to the community.”

Information provided by the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer