for Our Sake
With the budget
of the California Arts Council slashed from $18 million to less than
$2 million, the Golden State now ranks 50th -- the lowest in the nation
-- on per capita arts spending.
Many regard the
arts as simply a luxury to be enjoyed when other priorities have been
met. But studies show that the arts are a powerful economic engine --
and many Valley communities now see creativity as the key to prosperity.
In this New Valley,
we'll visit Fresno, where a consortium of artisans and businesspeople
are working together to build a "creative community" to lure
talent from around the country. We'll travel to Tulare County, where
an innovative murals project is drawing accolades - and tourist dollars.
And we'll see the vital role arts play in educating our children.
Join us for New
Valley: Art for Our Sake!
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