Bringing Arts and the Community Together

Saturday, December 20, 2014 @ 9 – 10am

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Rick Stephens

Rick Stephens Murphy
Writer, Sailor, Dreamer, Radio Host
President, Founding Partner

Granite Coast Entertainment Corp.

Richard Stephens Author

Bringing artists and
the community together -

Rick grew up in Northridge CA. and moved to Maine in 2004. He has over 35 years in general business management and start-up experience, and is the author of the, “Salty Tails,” Mystery’s series.

Granite Coast Entertainment, Corp. Help us build New England’s arts and cultural community.

Art and cultural activities bring about personal enjoyment, by enriching perspectives, intellectual stimulation, and opportunities for public involvement. But the arts have broader impacts beyond the individual level. They can fuel community and economic development. Communities are continually competing to get the most talented and brightest workers by selling them on the cultural vibrancy of their communities—the restaurants, art galleries, music scene, architecture, public gardens, and so on. In fact, the cities that are most successful in attracting workers are the ones that have exciting art and cultural offerings. The arts and culture sector is an integral part of the new economy.

Bringing artist and the community together.

Vision with no Limits

Saturday, December 20, 2014 @ 8 – 9am

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