Anita Walker gave an insightful public presentation on "What Does It Mean To Become A Cultural District & How Do We Benefit?" in the Nantucket Atheneum's Great Hall on Monday, December 8th, 2014. Ms. Walker is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which help local arts, humanities, and sciences organizations improve the quality and range of their public programs to enhance the visitor experience, stimulate economic activity and create a higher quality of life.
It was from this presentation that inspired the collaboration of core downtown cultural organizations, the NP&EDC, and the Town of Nantucket to develop the Nantucket Cultural District which was sanctioned by the MCC in January, 2016, as the 31st district of the Commonwealth since its legislation was established in 2010.
The event was co-sponsored by ReMain Nantucket, the Nantucket Arts Council, the Town of Nantucket, the Artists Association of Nantucket, The Nantucket Historical Association and the Nantucket Atheneum.