Arts Partners and America’s SBDC Illinois hosted The Business of Art on February 8, 2020. The roster of speakers and instructors was outstanding! We entered Bradley University with a sense of excitement and eagerness to learn how to turn our passion into our career. The number of attendees was remarkable.
Each of us checked in, received our badge, a goodie bag and went through the doors to embrace where we are in our dream. tables were set up for each of us to learn a little more about SBDC, IAL, Children’s Theater, The Peoria Art Guild., The Nest, CAC and more. We networked and shared our goals and status with those surrounding us in the main room. It was comforting to see familiar faces and to meet new. Here we are sharing a moment of “oneness”. Oneness is greater than what we think we are. It is amazing to share a moment with a group of like minded individuals working toward a common goal.
This year marked the fifth year of the convention and we all look forward to attending next year. The sessions were informative and relaxed. We were able to choose from a list of sessions and attend three. Personally, I wanted to attend all the sessions.
Dick Blick sponsored our lunch which was lovely. We all networked while we shared a meal. We friended each other on social media and clicked follow. The best thing we can do for each other is support each other, share each other’s posts, and be present. A wickedly fabulous learning day for all of us.
At the end of the day the speakers drew names and awarded prizes. We began the day putting our name in a bucket basically and names were drawn at the end of the sessions. Our large group came together one last time to mingle, network and share where we are on our path. Many thanks to the organizers, contributors, supporters, instructors, speakers and attendees.
Until next time, keep creating and working toward your goals.