Wednesday, May 22, 2013

ACAD Meet & Greet with Tracy Weil

The Aurora Cultural Arts District (ACAD) is pleased to announce the hiring of Tracy Weil as the new Managing Director of the Aurora Cultural Arts District.

Please join us this Friday before you start your long weekend and celebrate with us! The event will be held at 1400 Dallas Street from 4-6pm and hor d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. The studio artists at 1400 Dallas will be showing some new work along with some work by Weil who is also an artist.

“We’re so excited to have Tracy on board to help us take the district to the next level,” said Moira Dungan, Senior Development Project Manager of the City of Aurora. “The City of Aurora and area stakeholders have spent years ‘setting the table’ in the Arts District and we are very excited to have the chance to work with Tracy and to bring more “food” to the feast! This means more and better events, marketing the area and working with our stakeholders to create more activity and additional destinations for both residents and visitors.”

Weil moved to the neighborhood when he was 3 years old and grew up in the Aurora school system surrounding the district. He attended Carousel Academy, Crawford Elementary, West Middle School and Aurora Central High School.

"I’m a product of this great neighborhood. I also lived in the area after I finished college and spent several of my formative years as an artist creating art here,” said Weil. Weil also taught classes at DAVA during that period.

Weil will report to the ACAD Board of Directors headed up by former State Representative & State Senator Bob Hagedorn.

"ACAD is extremely fortunate to find someone with Tracy's background and experience. He grew up in Aurora, he made the RiNo art district a top destination in just a couple years, he knows the challenges and opportunities facing emerging art districts, and he's an artist himself." Said, Bob Hagedorn.

The Aurora Cultural Arts District is a partnership of creative enterprises, individuals, local businesses, area residents and the City of Aurora whose mission is to enhance the district’s neighborhoods and market it as a destination through a variety of cultural and educational experiences. Come learn more about what we do!

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