The West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts will host “Arts Day at the State Capitol” at the State Capitol Complex, Charleston, on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The event celebrates the vitality of the arts in West Virginia; the impact the arts has on cultural growth, economic development and education; and how the arts brings together artists, arts organizations and art enthusiasts from across the state.
This year’s event will be held in the upper and lower rotundas of the State Capitol and will consist of information booths and live performances including vocal and instrumental music, poetry readings, and dance and theatrical performances. Individual artists and arts organizations are invited to participate.
Space is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration to participate is required. The deadline to register is Dec. 15, 2009. Entry forms can be accessed at our Web site at www.wvculture.org/arts/2010artsdayregistration.pdf.
For more information about “Arts Day at the State Capitol” or to register to participate, contact Jake Krack, individual artist coordinator, or Rose McDonough, cultural facilities and accessibility coordinator for the Division, at (304) 558-0240.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Culture Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Culture Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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