Thursday, April 1, 2010


Americans for the Arts, in conjunction with the Congressional Arts Caucus and 86 national co-sponsors, celebrates Arts Advocacy Day 2010 in which more than 400 grassroots arts supporters from across the Unites States take to Capitol Hill to advocate for pro-arts legislation.

Americans for the Arts has organized witnesses to give official testimony at an arts hearing hosted by newly appointed chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior Rep. James P. Moran (D-VA). Witnesses at the “Arts in Service of Communities” hearing include actor Kyle MacLachlan, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Brig. Gen. Nolen V. Bivens, and North Dakota arts leader Terri Aldrich.

WHEN:    Tuesday, April 13, 2010
              10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

WHERE:    Appropriations Committee Room, 2359 Rayburn House Office Building
WHO:      Witnesses at the “Arts Build Communities” Congressional Hearing include:

  • Kyle MacLachlan, Emmy-nominated TV, film, and stage actor
  • Brig. Gen. Nolen V. Bivens, U.S. Army (ret.)
  • Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter
  • Terri Aldrich, Executive Director, Minot Area Council of the Arts (North Dakota)
  • Charles Segars, CEO, Ovation TV
  • Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO, Americans for the Arts

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With offices in Washington, DC, and New York City, Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Visit us online at