Destination Gary is >interested in >space, >people, and >social impact.
>explore shared values and civic interests.
>leverage community assets.
>reflect on memories + histories.
>tap new creative territories.
>shape new narratives.
>support innovation and entrepreneurial thinking.
We do this because: we can. we must.
LAUREN M. PACHECO
Lauren M. Pacheco is a Mexican-American born and raised on Chicago's southwest side. She is an art and culture practitioner with over fifteen years of professional experience in arts administration, curation, and project management. Lauren's background is grounded in social practice, and public engagement and serves as a resource to policymakers in the public dialogue about issues that impact artists and creative enterprises. She is an associate faculty lecturer and the director of Arts Programming and Engagement at Indiana University Northwest in the School of the Arts.