The 4th Creative District to be certified in the State of Washington is LANGLEY CREATES :
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Boundaries include Whidbey Island Fairgrounds & Events Center (Port of South Whidbey), the South Whidbey Community Center/Readiness to Learn, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, the Children’s Theatre, Island Dance and Whidbey Island Dance Theatre, Island Shakespeare Festival, as well as First and Second Streets in Downtown Langley, and South Whidbey Harbor
This is both a place and a program. It's a walkable area with a unique clustering of creative-based spaces, history, people and programs. The purpose is to stimulate economic development and strengthen the community.
Langley Creates was certified by Washington State via ArtsWA on March 24, 2020.
This is a new Washington State program designed to stimulate and support the state’s creative economy.
Creative Districts honor what is unique about each of Washington State’s communities.
The mission of Langley Creates is to bring new resources to Langley to support and promote the area as a hub for creative sector jobs, as an incubator for creative startups and entrepreneurs, a center for supporting families, veterans, youth education, the arts and lifelong learning, as a partner in the redevelopment and re-purposing of Langley’s historic and cultural assets, and as a magnet for visitors who value creative communities. This is grassroots economic growth – building on our local culture and history and the creativity of our people. - https://www.langleycreates.org/