Another article that is supporting the idea that there is a growing arts and culture economy in the Utica area. The neighborhood around the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute has changed from a depressing, crime ridden area of the city to budding creative community in just the past 10 years.
Utica arts district takes form.
Utica OD, April 15, 2012
Munson William Proctor Arts Institute neighborhood.
The City of Utica in conjunction with Ithaca College is looking to host the first of a proposed annual film festival. I think this is a great idea and opportunity for the city. One theme that has continually emerged from my research thus far is that Utica has a rich arts and culture economy. It’s not always promoted, patronized or taken advantage of to the extent that it could be, but it does exist. This event could be an important step to making those creative assets more visible.
City of Utica to Hold Film Festival on May 12
WKTV News – April 24, 2012
While on the air with mayor of Watertown (located 90 miles NW of Utica), a DJ bashes the city of Utica during a live radio program. His remarks have caused quite a stir for locals and one local young person, who also runs the KDCF Utica website, posted a video response.
Tourism spending up in Oneida County, Central New York.
Visitor spending increased to $1.025 billion in Oneida County in 2010.
Utica OD – October 20, 2011
“Taste of Utica“
– news article posted by YNN on June 17, 2011