The Creative Economy Speaker Series opens Tuesday, Oct. 1, with Lyz Crane of ArtPlace, which is a collaboration of national and regional foundations and agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts. ArtPlace recently selected Vineyard Haven as one of America’s top small town ArtPlaces.

The series will continue Tuesdays throughout October with speakers from local media, from the state office of travel and tourism and from other groups with a vested interest in growing a creative economy on the Island. The talks are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Menemsha Room at the Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown.

Bring your lunch and coffee and water will be provided.