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Arts Advocacy Day in Nebraska - March 13, 2018 (March 10 in Kearney/March 11 in Fremont)

Rally in Support for the National Endowment for the Arts

Join Nebraskans in celebrating the nationwide day of activism for the arts during NFTA's Arts Advocacy Day on March 13th.

Arts Advocacy Day is an opportunity to have your voice heard. Join forces with arts organizations and fellow citizens to emphasize the value of arts in your community. By reaching out to local, state, and national legislators you can show them the importance of supporting arts funding and positive arts legislation.

We are working with arts organizations across the state in providing opportunities for you to gather and share your support for the arts. Locations include:

Community Players, 412 Ella Street, Beatrice. Community Players will be open and hosting their advocacy event from noon to 5:30 p.m. for citizens to come and show their support for local arts programs, National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Arts Council. They will have letter writing and email stations. 

Gallery 92 West (March 11th), 92 W. 6th Street, Fremont. Gallery 92 West will have advocacy stations available during their reception for their Youth Art Month celebration, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 11th. 

Hixson-Lied Student Advisory Board - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Sheldon Art Museum, Lincoln. Join Nebraskans for the Arts and the Hixson-Lied Undergraduate Student Advisory Board for a rally for the arts on the UNL Campus taking place at the Sheldon Museum of Art between 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  In addition to advocacy opportunities, enjoy performances and presentations every 30 minutes by the Flat Water Trio, UNL Dance, Cinema 16, Theatrix, UNL Chamber Singers, Lazzi Improv and Bathtub Dogs. Facebook Event Post

KANEKO, 1111 Jones Street, Omaha.  KANEKO is hosting a local arts celebration from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., including providing advocacy opportunities. Booths from arts organizations from across the city will have information about their programs and performances. Advocacy stations will help you to make a call, write a letter, send an email and share your support for the arts with elected officials. A Community Celebration, with performances highlighting Omaha’s non profit arts organizations, starts at 5:30 p.m. KANEKO Event Page

Kearney Cultural Partnership's "Family Art Festival" (March 10th), 2401 Central, Avenue, KearneyThe Kearney Cultural Partnership invites you to attend the annual Family Arts Festival and experience music, theater, art, and dance. Hosted at the World Theatre, 2318 Central Avenue, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10th; Nebraskans for the Arts' volunteers will help you to contact your elected officials by email, writing a letter, or posting to social media. "Family Art Festival" Event Page  

Lincoln Community Playhouse, 2500 S. 56th Street, Lincoln.  The Playhouse will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for citizens to come and show their support for local arts programs, National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Arts Council. The Playhouse will have lists of representatives, arts information, sample letters, post cards and stamps available. There will also be a computer for email access to representatives. 

North Platte Community Playhouse at the Neville Center for Performing Arts, 301 E. 5th, North Platte. The North Platte Community Playhouse invites the public to celebrate National Arts Advocacy Day with a tour of the Fox Theater and the Neville Center. Are you curious about what's "behind the curtain, where the props are stored, where sets are constructed and where costumes take form and more? A free tour (and treats!) is planned at 4:00 p.m.  Please call (308) 532-8559 to make reservations as the tour group is limited to 25. 

Theater West, The Midwest Theater, and West Nebraska Arts Center, 106 East 18th Street, Scottsbluff. Theater West, The Midwest Theater, and West Nebraska Arts Center (WNAC) are co-hosting an evening of arts advocacy.  "A Night for the Arts" will take place at the Midwest Theater, starting at 5:00 p.m.  Activities will include artist demonstrations, video feedback booth, arts advocacy activities, and refreshments; culminating with a performance by Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra's pianist Richard Fountain at 7:00 p.m.  A free master class for local piano students of all ages will take place from 4-5 p.m. For more information about the master class, or to register, call the Midwest Theater 308-632-4311.  "A Night Out for the Arts" Event Page

Keep up-to-date about Arts Advocacy Day by visiting NFTA's website, follow our @Neb4TheArts, #Neb4TheArts and #ArtsAdvocacy posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.  

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