POSTPONED – smART Talks at Helms! For Artists and Creative Professionals

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POSTPONED – smART Talks at Helms! For Artists and Creative Professionals

October 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Join us on Saturday, October 22nd as we partner with Crewest Studio to present smARTtalks: A New Monthly Educational Series for Artists + Creatives with Expert Panelists! smARTalks occur once a month on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm inside the Helms Design Center.

smARTtalks are intimate learning sessions with a panel of experts covering timely and important topics vital to artists and creatives working in the 21st Century.

Each smARTtalk event costs $20 to attend. Only 75 tickets are available for each month’s event.


Here’s the lineup of discussions and panelists for October 22nd:

Preview: Experts say kids who get an arts education do better in school and life, and the professional tier in the arts is hot; the creative economy is valued at $2T. But, primary arts education in the U.S. has been defunded over the last 30 years. Meanwhile, at the college level, the cost of an arts degree can put an undergrad in debt for life. Is the ROI worth it? What should artists, designers, creatives and educators do with this information? With that much cash in the creative economy, why do artists, designers and creatives often continue to struggle economically?

Preview: The social and political tumult of the last five years inspired many artists to express themselves politically about racism, politics, social injustice, police brutality, gun rights, climate change, LGBTQ+ rights, and more. What is the impact and proper role of political art? Where is it most relevant and effective? And, how is freedom of expression in the arts impacted by cultural trends around language about gender coding, sexual identity, race and privilege? Does the art world have room for conservatives?

For information, click HERE!


October 22, 2022
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Helms Design Center
8745 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
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