National Arts Advocacy Events in Washington, DC on April 12 and 13

This year marks the 23rd anniversary of national Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, DC, when prominent arts advocates speak to Congress about the value of the arts and creativity in the U.S. Americans for the Arts sponsors the events on April 13, when actors Jeff Daniels and Kyle MacLachlan will be part of the Congressional Arts Kick Off on Capitol Hill. A major arts policy speech, the Nancy Hanks Lecture, also takes place on April 12 at the Kennedy Center. This year's speaker is Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina and founder of the Mayors' Institute on City Design.

California Arts Council to Meet in Los Angeles

The California Arts Council will meet on Monday, April 19, 2010, at The Museum of Contemporary Art, 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at approximately 4:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend and address the Council during the public comment period at approximately 3:40 p.m. Public testimony will be time-limited.

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