Edwards: Founder and Director of LetsPlayDowntown
Edwards brings everything from arts and culture, to fashion and nightlife
right to your computer screen. Founded nearly fours years ago, LetsPlayDowntown
is the first in advanced multimedia coverage in San Diego, providing
marketing, media placement, and positive PR to businesses and events
in San Diego. Edwards saw a need in the community to bring multi-media
placement to the arts as this is a wonderful way of highlighting artists
on the Internet. Now newsletters can come alive with the links from
their sites. Guests can see themselves live on NBCSanDiego.com,
and of course, LetsPlayDowntown.com.
"I like to promote our city," says Liz, "It has some
wonderful things I like to share with other people." Liz sees herself
as an ambassador for the various venues at which she has interviewed,
and they're numerous. In a nutshell, Liz sums up our city like this:
"We've got the weather: we've got the art: we've got the culture.
We've got it all!"
#1 What is your highlight Visual art experience from the last year?
"Some of my highlights this year have been attending Art Basel,
Scope and meeting Timothy Hunt of the Andy Warhol Foundation. This year
during Art Basel, Barnaby Ruhe painted my portrait while I interviewed
him. It was amazing. He captured my true essence. Barnaby then gifted
the painting to me, and it sits in my living room. Being nominated and
then receiving the Lamplighter Award for the Favorite Professional Service
Provider last year was a highlight. This year being asked to participate
in the Movers and Shakers is an honor. I love to be around people and
see the artist in everyone."
#2 What is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?
#2 "I am hoping that with my current efforts of filming and interviewing
at art events, I am enhancing the visual arts. With the new area that
I have added to LetsPlayDowntown
with Rob Appel we will be able to make the Visual Arts even more appealing
to a great audience. I am planning to have my own events bi-monthly
with both visual arts and fashion, bringing like-minded people together
and showcasing our local talents. Of course, we will be filming these
events, and streaming the video with all my media partners."