When a love of art and Italian food combine, the result is delizioso. In 2011, local entrepreneurs and Neapolitan food purveyors Bruno Cilio and Dario Cipollaro de l’Ero opened a combination restaurant and art gallery, PizzArte, located steps from the Museum of Modern Art.
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Americans for the Arts knows that engaging business employees through volunteerism and the arts is key to fostering a desirable work environment, increasing efficiency and morale, and doing good in the community.
SAW was created in 2010 by local artist and business owner John Avelluto (The Owl’s Head Wine Bar) and business owner Heather Hamilton (Long’s Wine & Liquors) as a way to showcase the diverse community of Bay Ridge and give it a unique platform for engagement and dialogue with the visual arts. By supporting and promoting emerging local artists and celebrating local Bay Ridge businesses, SAW broadly explores the intersection between commerce, art and community. While Bay Ridge is home to many artists, the neighborhood is under-served and underfunded in terms of public arts spending and grants.
Arts partnerships offer companies effective and cost-efficient methods of achieving critical business goals. To explore and illustrate the different types of benefits that arts partnerships can bring to businesses, Americans for the Arts is producing a series of essays on pARTnershipMovement.org. Each essay includes case studies from some of America's most successful business and arts partnerships.
Members of Americans for the Arts now have until Sunday, March 13, 2016 to nominate outstanding arts leaders from their communities for one of seven Annual Leadership Awards.
When you talk about the arts, you talk about opportunity! That is one of the many messages we brought to Capitol Hill the morning of March 8, 2016.
On Monday, February 22, the National Association of Counties (NACo) approved an arts resolution at their annual Legislative Conference in Washington. The resolution supports the promotion of the arts and culture in America’s counties, and allows NACo to lobby and advocate for arts-related issues on Capitol Hill. It is evident that NACo is in strong support of increased funding for federal arts organizations.
Today, The Telegraph in Macon, Georgia, posted an op-ed co-authored by Abel Lopez, president of the boards of directors of Americans for the Arts and chairman-emeritus of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and Jan Beeland, executive director of the Macon Arts Alliance. The op-ed was written in anticipation of the New Community Visions Initiative coming to Macon on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.