Americans for the Arts in Washington DC coordinates and declares October National Arts and Humanities month. This is a time when art galleries, political activists and the media honor and focus on the contributions of art from coast to coast.
Now is the time. Despite our countries current economic crisis we need to support the arts. There is a huge opportunity for attention the election process.
This link will take you to the national website with links to local activities, political advocacy tools, creative conversations and ways to get involved.
President Bush expressed this in regards to last years National Arts and Humanities month, "National Arts and Humanities Month is a time to recognize the ability of the arts to lift our spirits and enrich our lives. I encourage our citizens to support the arts in their communities by attending a theater performance or concert, visiting a museum or library, or enjoying the many exciting cultural programs in their communities."