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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Mayor observes National Arts and Humanities Month

This week Mayor Grayson Vandegrift signed a proclamation declaring October Arts and Humanities Month in Midway, part of a national observance. Behind him, from left, are Midway artists and arts supporters: Sally Kinnaird, Assistant City Clerk Sonya Conner, Marcie Christensen, Debbie Graviss, Ellen Skidmore and Lori Meadows. They stood below our new banners featuring art by Graviss, who owns a studio in downtown Midway. (Photo by City Clerk Cindy Foster)

The proclamation says "The arts and humanities enhance and enrich the lives of every American" and "play a unique role in the lives of our families, our communities, and our country." It also says "The arts and culture industry also strengthens our economy" and Kentucky’s creative industry employs almost 100,000 people, with total industry earnings of $2.3 billion and nonprofit cultural revenues of $257 million.

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