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Monday, Oct. 26, the Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center (PAC) will host an excellent opportunity for artists, innovators and entrepreneurs to learn and network, all while exercising their creativity.

The Central Coast Creative Economy.2 Forum is the second event of its kind (hence the “.2”) presented by ARTS Obispo. It will feature keynote speakers and presenters as well as chances for attendees to discuss issues pertaining to creativity and the arts.

Featured speaker Craig Watson, the director of the California Arts Council, will conduct a workshop explaining the process of obtaining state grants for artistic purposes, and then Noah Scalin, known for his award-winning “Skull-A-Day” art project, and Josh Talbott, a Los Osos visual artist, will discuss creativity and the artistic process.

Angela Tahti, the executive director of ARTS Obispo, hopes that participants in the daylong affair will rediscover their own imaginations.

“Adults tend to think creativity is owned by children,” she said. “You don’t have to be a professional artist or a child to be creative.”

Creativity is as applicable to the adult world of business as it is to the youthful world of playtime, and that is why attendees of Creativity Economy.2 Forum will be encouraged to debate, network and collaborate with some of the most creative adults in the business.

Doors to the Forum open at 9 a.m. and the first speaker, Watson, will give the first presentation at 10 a.m.

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