CREATE. INNOVATE. REPEAT. Artists and Entrepreneurs Unite.

Chicago--ING DIRECT USA will host Create. Innovate. Repeat., a networking event for artists and entrepreneurs sponsored by the Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship on Thursday, Oct 21st from 7-9 pm at its Chicago Café at 21 E. Chestnut Street. The event is free of charge; refreshments will be served.

Brief spontaneous presentations will be interspersed with opportunities for entrepreneurs and artists to meet and exchange ideas and creative concepts.

"Artists and Entrepreneurs are all innovators in their own ways," said Lisa Canning, founder of the Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship."The networking at Create.Innovate.Repeat. has resulted in some outstanding collaborative opportunities."

Registration for Create. Innovate. Repeat. is recommended; visit

About The Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship
The Institute for Arts EntrepreneurshipT is a two-year program with a curriculum that combines experiential learning, mentorship and a personalized classroom environment that provides one-on-one time with the faculty of successful artist-entrepreneurs.

Founded by 25-year business veteran and serial artistic entrepreneur Lisa Canning, The Institute is based on her enthusiasm for the new wave of whole-brain thinking and the firm belief that the arts -and artists-can and must be allowed to contribute to the world's financial recovery.

Enrollment is limited to 45 students. Applications are available online to apply for the institute. There is no age limit for enrollment and the requirements to apply simply include artistic excellence. For more information about the school, go to

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