Long Island Arts Organizations Preparing for
February 24 Arts Advocacy Day in Albany
Huntington, NY, 12 February 2010-The Huntington Arts Council is part of a diverse group of Long Island arts councils and non-for-profit arts organizations that are leading an island-wide drive to bring artists and supporters of the arts to Albany on Wednesday, February 24 to call attention to the huge contribution of the arts to both the cultural and economic well-being of the region.
"Support for the arts is in jeopardy; we need to show our Legislators that arts funding is a sound investment in our economy," stated Arts Council Executive Director Diana J. Cherryholmes. "The time to act is now, and we invite all artists and arts organizations, from visual, performing, traditional, or contemporary arts, to join us in Albany."
The bus to Albany departs from Riverhead, with five other stops from Exits 63 to 36 of the Long Island Expressway. Contact the Huntington Arts Council at 631-271-8423 x10 to reserve a FREE bus seat. More details on the day are at www.nysarts.org.
Founded in 1963, the Huntington Arts Council is a not-for-profit organization which enriches the quality of life of Long Islanders with programs and services that address the needs and interests of artists, cultural organizations and the community. The Council's programs reach over one million Long Island residents, and it serves the entire region with its cultural listings at www.huntingtonarts.org. The Huntington Arts Council has been designated a "Primary Institution" by the New York State Council on the Arts, a title meaning "vital to the cultural life of New York State." The Council is the official arts coordinating agency for the Town of Huntington, and serves as the primary regranting agency on Long Island for the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), in addition to its services to over 600 member cultural organizations and individual artist members.