MIAMI – The Urban Collective joins thousands of arts organizations and communities across the nation in celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month throughout October.
The Urban Collective and Art Africa Miami Arts Fair will carry this message to the people of the South Florida community through activities that honor the efforts of artists, historians, teachers, and cultural groups working to make the arts and humanities a part of everyone’s life.
Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts and national coordinator of Arts and Humanities month, says, “Everyone recognizes the creative and cultural value of the arts and humanities. National Arts and Humanities Month offers us a chance to celebrate the often overlooked economic, educational, and civic engagement values that the arts impart in our daily lives.”
“Arts and Humanities has always been a tool to claim space, build power, and to question the injustice that have shaped our social experiences,” says Neil Hall, Visionary Founder of the Art Africa Miami Arts Fair.
Everyone in the community is encouraged to participate in what has become this country’s largest annual collective celebration of the arts and humanities.
Listed below are some of the special events planned for National Arts and Humanities Month in South Florida.
*Miami City Ballet-October 21-23-Giselle At arshtcenter.org
*KROMA Gallery-October 1 – November 5, 2016-A Visual Exploration of State-Sanctioned Violence-The force-www.kromamiami.com
*The Art of Design Constructability-October 28, 2016-Miami International University-305.428.5962
*Sandstorm Film-October 21- October 27, 2016-Coral Gables Art Cinema-786.472.2249
National Arts and Humanities Month is coordinated by Americans for the Arts, the national organization working to empower communities with the resources and support necessary to provide access to all of the arts for all of the people.
This month-long celebration grew out of National Arts Week, which was begun in 1985 by the National Endowment for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.
More information about National Arts and Humanities Month is available online at www.AmericansForTheArts.org/nahm.
View events across the nation and add yours to the celebration at http://artsmeet.artsusa.org.