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Executive Director's Letter January 28th 2020

January 28, 2020

Maryland Arts Day 2020 is Tuesday, February 13. That means Maryland Citizens for the Arts is busy organizing a diverse contingent of advocates to make the case for arts funding to elected officials in Annapolis. Will you join us?

Attracting more than 500 participants, Maryland Arts Day is the largest annual gathering of arts professionals in Maryland, representing every county in the state and Baltimore City. This statewide arts advocacy event connects artists, educators, administrators, volunteers and trustees with lawmakers from every legislative district in Maryland.

The day will begin with a networking breakfast, and morning session that includes greetings from lawmakers, presentation of the Sue Hess Maryland Arts Advocate of the Year Award, and a state budget overview. This year's keynote address will be given by Baker Artist Awardee and Baltimore icon Joyce J. Scott.

The next portion of the day will be meetings in your county delegation rooms with your legislators. Guided by the county arts council directors that represent your district, you will have an opportunity to tell legislators about the importance of the arts in Maryland, and specifically your community. The day will close with a networking lunch back in the Miller Senate Building.

We will be meeting this year at St. John’s College, Mellon Hall, Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Avenue, Annapolis, MD. Registration begins at 8:15am with the program starting at 9am.

If you have attended Arts Day before, you know what an inspiring and important day this is for the Arts in Maryland. If you have never attended before, don't miss this opportunity to feel the passion, excitement and brilliance of your colleagues from around the state.

Click here for more information, or register here!

Looking forward to seeing you in Annapolis on February 13!


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