Thank you to our past industry study and market research clients, particularly TNNA, NAMTA, and Interweave/F+W. Thank you also to Hart’s long-time partners, designer Vicki Hopewell and editor Carol Rolland, who made our industry reports beautiful and authoritative. I’m proud of what we accomplished for the creative materials industry and community.
I will start a new business in 2017 that will enable me to spend more time in nature and with people. Keep an eye out for that new business and for my memoir that is nearing completion, Dinosaur Girl.
Denver-Aurora-Boulder has the highest participation rate in creative activities out of eleven major U.S. metropolitan areas, according to the National Endowment for the Arts Annual Arts Basic Survey (AABS). Adults in this Colorado region are ranked #1 or just below that for participation in the following creative activities:
Weaving, crocheting, quilting, needlepoint, knitting, or sewing (#1)
Pottery, ceramics, or jewelry (#1)
Leather, metalwork, or woodwork (#1)
Films or videos (#1)
Visual arts including paintings and sculptures (#2)
The AABS study reports participation rates for major metro areas including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington DC. Data was collected by the U.S. Census as of 2014 and was released in August 2016.