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[Panel Event] The Role Art Plays in Building Sustainable Futures

February 15, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MST


When people think about art and its function in society, they often consider it as a kind of decoration or simply a form of entertainment; however, those who work in the arts realize that it plays a vital function in reflecting and shaping societal values.  As such, art plays a vital role in creating a sustainable future.  This panel will consider the ways in which art reflects and refracts societal values now and for future generations.



  • Amanda Ashley, Director, School of the Arts, Boise State University¬†
  • Tilley Bubb, Cultural Planner, City of Boise
  • Jen Stevens, Director at Arts & History, City of Boise