(BURLINGTON, NJ) -- The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts are pleased to announce that Governor Phil Murphy has officially proclaimed October 2018 as Discover Jersey Arts Month. Held in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month, Discover Jersey Arts Month celebrates all of the joy, entertainment and enrichment the state’s arts bring to our communities.
Intended to encourage all New Jerseyans to explore the many cultural offerings found throughout the Garden State, Discover Jersey Arts Month also highlights the often-overlooked economic, educational and social impact the arts have on our lives.
“Governor Murphy’s proclamation acknowledges the incredible arts in our state and how vital they are to our towns and cities,” said Adam Perle, President & CEO of ArtPride New Jersey. “We are glad to have a governor that understands that the arts play an important and unique role in the lives of New Jersey’s residents. From helping children excel in school to spreading cultural awareness and understanding, boosting economic development and tourism to improving health and wellness, the arts create vibrant, thriving communities.”
New Jerseyans and regional visitors are invited to commemorate Discover Jersey Arts Month by enjoying arts events throughout the state. A special guide highlighting dozens of fun fall festivities can be found at www.JerseyArts.com/ArtoberNJ.
“The arts industry in New Jersey is thriving and tenacious – and one of our state’s most important assets,” said Allison Tratner, Interim Executive Director of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. “Hundreds of theaters, galleries, museums, arts centers and artists are livening up towns in every corner of the state. No matter where you choose to visit, work or live, there is sure to be something happening right in your own backyard.”
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Discover Jersey Arts is a cosponsored project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts dedicated to increasing the awareness of and participation in the arts. Visit JerseyArts.com for information on upcoming performances and exhibitions, as well as details on how to become a Jersey Arts Member and receive special ticket deals, access to exclusive events, arts news and other benefits.
The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes the value of the arts to New Jersey’s quality of life, education and economic vitality through research and a variety of programs and services.
The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, created in 1966, is a division of the N.J. Department of State. The Council was established to encourage and foster public interest in the arts; enlarge public and private resources devoted to the arts; promote freedom of expression in the arts; and facilitate the inclusion of art in every public building in New Jersey. The Council receives direct appropriations from the State of New Jersey through a dedicated, renewable Hotel/Motel Occupancy Fee, as well as competitive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.