The arts are a very important element in the fabric of our community, and need to be supported through the provision of spaces to make and display art. During my time on the Planning Board, several opportunities have come before us for review, and I have been supportive of the arts elements whenever possible. Examples include my strong support for arthouse theaters in the proposed Daily Camera building renovation, a new performance center on the Civic pad area near the St Julien, and space for outdoor art displays in the new visioning process for the Civic Area. I toured the North Boulder buildings where much art is made in Boulder, and support an arts district in North Boulder as well as preservation and remodeling of space for artists to work there. I patronize the arts in Boulder, including BIFF attendance, purchasing local paintings and photographs, and attending local concerts.