Tuesday, August 28, 9:00 am - 10:00 am - Raphael 1, Bellagio Las Vegas
With over 16 years of experience, ANITA WIGLESWORTH has played an important role in strategic planning, fundraising, audience cultivation and community engagement for the Luther Burbank Center of the Arts. She oversees all aspects of programming with over 100 performances and events in the community serving 130,000+ patrons annually. Through the years she has worked closely with her community to deepen relationships, build trust and create successful partnerships. Highlights in her tenure include: increasing ticket revenue by 43%; opening a one-acre sculpture garden featuring monumental works of local and regional artists; creating a successful annual free event that attracts an estimated 4,000 people including underserved populations in the community; and expanding education and outreach programs to serve over 35,000 students annually. Professionally, Anita takes pride in mentoring young professionals who are the next generation of leaders. Having received her bachelor degree from Moore College of Art & Design, Anita is also a sculptor who enjoys welding and working with wood and glass in her spare time.