Promoting Chewelah's Creative Economy

What is a Creative District?

A Creative District is a defined area where art, cultural, social, and economic activity takes place. It includes cultural facilities, artists, creative industries, and businesses that support these activities.

A Creative District is a

  • vehicle to grow jobs, create opportunities in the arts & creative industries, and make the most of the community's art & cultural heritage.
  • focal point for people to gather and enjoy vibrant active community
  • a showcase for the innovation and entrepreneurship that makes our rural town unique.New Paragraph
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Chewelah Creative District

The vision of the Chewelah Creative District is to be:

  • a place for people to live and work with affordable spaces for makers and creatives
  • a diverse economic hub inspiring growth and expansion of existing and emerging artists, entrepreneurs, and businesses of all kinds
  • spaces filled with historic character and adaptive reuse of underutilized spaces while preserving and promoting our unique culture and lifestyle
  • retain, promote, and encourage the growth of Chewelah's vibrant and diverse community
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All of Chewelah benefits from the Creative District

Our stated, 3-part focus is to 

  • create a enriching cultural environment for local citizens
  • continual growth and sustainability for area businesses
  • providing a unique and engaging experience to attract visitors and tourists
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For every creative in the greater Chewelah Valley

Chewelah has so much creative energy and talent. We can't wait to share that with the world! We're establishing a membership program that will include a searchable public directory of creative businesses and artists in the area. There will be other benefits to becoming a member too. So stay tuned to learn more.

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Where will we put our initial efforts?

We've identified five focus areas to start building a thriving creative economy in Chewelah. Community members are encouraged to join, add your voice to these discussions, and help us make an impact.

  • Improving walkability design & creating streetscapes
  • Fostering business expansion & development
  • Promoting & marketing Chewelah as a destination
  • Developing and promoting artists & cultural groups
  • Sharing & preserving the history & heritage of our town and our land
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Our new website is coming soon!

This website is just a temporary home to let you know that we're gearing up to make a big impact on the Creative Economy in Chewelah. The work of the Creative District will be especially important in the wake of COVID-19 where artists and creative businesses are among the hardest hit. 

Creative Industries

All kinds of businesses in Chewelah are creative!

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