The Business of Art

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The Business of Art

In an evolving artistic world, many artists don’t realize the importance of incorporating entrepreneurial skills into their craft. A balance of creative vision and business savvy is essential to any artist’s success in today’s industry.


In an effort to further explore the topic of business and entrepreneurship in art, the Wayne State University College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA) is sponsoring a panel discussion:

 The Business of Art

The panel will be moderated by
Shinola’s Marketing Director Bridgit Russo-Gottleib 

Panelists include
Wayne State University Alumni:
 Howard Hertz (entertainment lawyer)
Cecelia Sharpe (cellist and social entrepreneur)
Jocelyn Rainey (visual artist and arts activist)
Jon Dones (creative strategist and party purveyor)

Friday, August 14, 2015

Schaver Music Hall in Old Main
at Wayne State University
Please use entrance on 480 West Hancock Street, between Cass Avenue and Second Avenue

5:30 – Doors Open

6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. – Panelist Presentation

7:00 p.m.-7:45 p.m. - Audience Q&A

7:45 – 9:45 p.m. – Networking Street/Dance Party


Please RSVP by August 7, 2015 at or call (313) 577-0300


Self parking is available for $5 to $7 at APG Parking at the corner ofCass Ave. and Hancock
or Woodward Parking on Cass Ave. across from the Hilberry Theatre.


Schaver Music Recital Hall
4841 Cass
Detroit, MI 48201

For more information about this event, please contact Rhonda Wlesh at (313) 577-1087 or

Submissions for this form have closed on August 13, 2015 at 11:59 pm.