Smitherman: We need to support arts and entertainment

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Interim Mayor Smitherman believes more needs to be done to support the arts and entertainment. She says that sector is under represented in city government.
At the Art is Life forum, Smitherman, along with a panel of men and women in the arts got some feedback from citizens on how to improve things. Some say more needs to be done to promote the arts. Others say local artists need more support from the city. Some of the panelists said there needs to be more events and festivals in Birmingham, which could attract more people to the city and boost the economy. Folks were grateful for the opportunity to share their ideas

Another forum begins at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and will be held at the Rock Church located at 424 16th Street North.