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April 17, 2024 5:28 am

Arts Council of Wayne County participates in Arts Day

The Arts Council of Wayne County recently participated in Arts Day 2023.

WAYNE COUNTY — The Arts Council of Wayne County recently participated in Arts Day 2023.

“I was honored to represent our organization and share all the wonderful things happening in our community at Arts Day this year! Thank you to Arts North Carolina for providing conference scholarships for two artists and one art teacher from our county,” said Arts Council Programs Director Anna Hinson.

Arts Day, hosted by Arts North Carolina, is a two-day event held in Raleigh. Arts Day is a gathering of artists and arts leaders from across the state to convene as peers to advocate for the arts to elected leaders in the N.C. General Assembly.

Representatives from the Arts Council of Wayne County advocated for a $3.5 million recurring increase for
all N.C. Arts Councils in all 100 counties, an Arts Proficiency high school diploma endorsement, providing music and visual arts instructors to all K-5 students in North Carolina and $1.5 million for A+ schools of North Carolina over two or three years.

Representatives from the Arts Council of Wayne County were able to meet with North Carolina State Sen. Buck Newton and N.C. House Representative John Bell, the House Majority Leader, while in Raleigh.

“Meeting with Sen. Newton and Rep. Bell was a highlight of Arts Day 2023 for me. Walking in the House Majority Leader’s office, it was very apparent of the support and appreciation for the arts from our elected officials, by the display of student artwork from Wayne Community College and Rosewood Elementary – it was a pleasure to see,” said Arts Council of Wayne County Board Member Chretien Dumond.

Arts Day 2024 dates have yet to be released, but if you’d like to get involved and support the arts in your community, please email Anna Hinson at anna@artsinwayne.com for further information.

— From the Arts Council of Wayne County