President Obama Encourages Americans to Celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month
“We must recognize the contributions of the arts and humanities not only by supporting the artists of today, but also by giving opportunities to the creative thinkers of tomorrow. Educators across our country are opening young minds, fostering innovation, and developing imaginations through arts education. Through their work, they are empowering our Nation's students with the ability to meet the challenges of a global marketplace." - President Obama
Since 1993, the country has celebrated October as National Arts and Humanities Month. This national celebration connects artists with their neighbors and opens the doors of cultural organizations to their communities, welcoming young and old to experience and participate in the arts and humanities. Book festivals, poetry readings, theater, dance, mural paintings, lectures and discussions and musical performance are among the many events that will showcase the arts and humanities this month.
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