Assemblywoman Buttenschon Holds Roundtable to Discuss Expanding Rome Arts Community

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) held a roundtable on Tuesday, Sept. 17, with Capitol Theatre to discuss ways to expand the arts community in the city of Rome and share local art throughout the state.

“The exciting and vibrant arts scene is just one of the many things that make Rome such a fantastic place to live,” Buttenschon said. “With so many talented artists and incredible organizations, it only makes sense to expand this part of our city so that people from all corners of the state can see what Rome has to offer. At yesterday’s roundtable, I was excited to hear all of the great ideas on how to better show our community’s creative side, and I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together.”

The roundtable was held in the cinema lobby of the Capitol Theatre on Tuesday afternoon. Members of the Capitol Theatre, Rome Art and Community Center and NAACP Rome branch attended, as well as an independent photographer. The group discussed possible collaborations with local organizations and nonprofits to showcase Rome’s art scene and ways to reach out to and involve more members of the community.