Episode 8

Published on:

26th Oct 2021

Building Vibrant Communities with Performing Arts

Kathy Vertin, Executive Director of the Riverbank Theatre organization and Co-Owner of the Inn on Waterstreet Hotel in Marine City shares how performing arts can help build vibrant communities.

Host Dan Casey and Kathy discuss:

  • How Kathy became owner of a performing arts theater
  • The Snug Theater
  • How theaters bring visitors to a town
  • The layered approach to reviving a town
  • Revitalizing dormant and run-down spaces
  • Creating opportunities for artists, performers, musicians, and theater technicians
  • How cultural events draw people to a community
  • Summer theater camps
  • Economic impact study on theater in Marine City
  • Theater Festivals
  • Stratford, Ontario
  • $1 Million Challenge Grant
  • New entertainment venue in St. Clair, MI
  • The variety of experiences of St. Clair County's shoreline communities

Learn more about Kathy and her work here: https://www.riverbanktheatre.com/

Learn more about the St. Clair County EDA here:


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About the Podcast

Our Shoreline - Your Horizon
Economic Development News from Dan Casey
Welcome to Our Shoreline, Your Horizon, a podcast by Dan Casey featuring business and economic development news from St. Clair County, MI. Stretch your horizons in the beautiful shoreline communities of St. Clair County, home to one of the nation's busiest international border crossings. Learn more at www.EDAscc.com