San Juan County Arts Council is presenting free workshops in March to explore the impact and potential of the arts on the local economy. The Arts Commission of Washington State recently awarded a grant to the San Juan County Arts Council as one of eight pilot projects across the state to support community collaborations that use a data collection system called the Creative Vitality Index to better understand local creative economies. The workshop will be held on Orcas Island on March 19 at Outlook Inn from 10 a.m. to noon. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, go to http://www.westaf.org/publications_and_research/cvi.