On Nov. 8, Barbara Carson And K.A. Letts attended an informational meeting of the Arts Alliance and Ann Arbor Visitors and Convention Bureau at Michigan Theater, the subject of which was the branding of Ann Arbor as an “established” arts destination in Michigan. We found this ironic since Ann Arbor just voted no on Proposal b for public art. The emphasis of the meeting seemed to be on hotel room sales for major arts events like the Ann Arbor Art Fairs, with little of immediate interest for working artists in the Ann Arbor area wishing to promote their work. At this point it would seem that Grand Rapids outpaces Ann Arbor as an “established” arts destination based upon Artprize alone. Still, we will be thinking about how to co-operate with these entities in the future to benefit our members.