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Mayor Daniel Guerrero presents a proclamation in honor of Arts and Humanities Month as the San Marcos Arts Commission prepares for the Arts Advocacy Reception on Oct. 11. Pictured left to right, front to back are, Guerrero, Kelvon Hansen, and Lisa Morris (back) Rodney Cobb, Linda Kelsey Jones, City Council Member Shane Scott, Charlotte Wattigny, Adam Rodriguez, Clay DeStafano, Diann McCabe, Colby Knapp and William Ford. PHOTO by DON ANDERS

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The San Marcos Arts Commission will host the San Marcos Arts Advocacy Reception on Thursday October 11, at the LBJ Museum, 131 N. LBJ, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. to celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month.

The reception is free and open to the public.

“National Arts and Humanities Month showcases the fundamental role the arts play in creating productive citizens and vibrant communities and fostering the independent expression vital to a free society,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts and national coordinator of Arts and Humanities month.

“And part of the importance of emphasizing the arts in the month of October is to encourage our citizens to establish, deepen and expand their relationships with the arts and humanities.”

Appointed by the San Marcos City Council, the Arts Commission recently established a “contribution to the arts” recognition program and will be honoring three recipients at the reception.

The recognition program seeks to highlight and recognize the important contributions of artists and art organizations to the quality of life and economic vitality of the community.

“The commission is excited to honor and recognize the selected individuals and groups for our first art recognition awards. They have provided significant contributions to the arts and cultural life of San Marcos through community arts education, performances, exhibits and community service,” said Kelvon Hansen, the commission’s chair.

The group will also sponsor “Art Unhitched” on Saturday, October 20, at The Hitch, 312 E. Hopkins.

“Art Unhitched” will be a farmer’s market-style art market featuring local artists along with live music, poetry, and prose. If you are interested in setting up a booth or performing, please contact Jennifer Shaw at 393-8400.

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One thought on “Commission hosting reception for arts advocates

  1. Robert Lynch? His compensation is $800,000 a year.

    Americans for the Arts is about raising money for AfA staff.

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