The Creative Orange Call to Collaboration was an assemblage of a diverse, cross-sector group of 85+ leaders from business, the arts, education, local government, science and technology, philanthropy and more. These leaders engaged in high-level discussions regarding community issues of greatest importance to Orange’s stakeholders and residents and explored how embracing creativity may uncover sustainable solutions to a thriving Orange.

The convening in Orange of 80+ people last March under the banner of Creative Orange allowed us the opportunity to expand our arts-as-the-engine-of-urban-revitalization movement from 15 blocks to the whole city of 33,000 people. Creative Orange is becoming an umbrella for public and private initiatives to innovatively confront our urban challenges and to celebrate our culture and diversity.

Patrick Morrissy

Executive Director, HANDS, Inc.