SBVC partnered with the California Arts Council for the Creative People’s Conference, allowing guests to immerse themselves in a day of artful experience and generative dialogue at the intersections of art, education, community development, and economic development. Afternoon sessions included professional practice workshops and discussions on important topics in the expanding fields of art and creative practices.

Workshops included How-To’s of Writing and Filming a Short Sketch, Painting Healthier Communities, and Activating Youth Voices through Poetry and Hip Hop. Lunch, refreshments, and entrainment by SBVC faculty and students were provided, and guests got to leave with a free screen printing of the original conference design. The event concluded with an evening reception at the Gresham Art Gallery, celebrating “Self and Place: ReFinding San Bernardino County,” a county-wide group exhibition culminating on the day of the conference.

Attendees were able to connect with artists, educators, and potential collaborators, exploring and identifying our interconnections and opportunities for taking empowered collective action in our lives, regions, and communities.