We ask you to increase support of our arts groups through more funding, improved facilities and more vocal recognition of their importance.
This petition had 515 supporters
Local government revenue from the arts is almost $4 million; nearly $7.5 million of economic activity in Arlington is derived from audience expenditures at arts events; our heritage groups educate residents about other cultures and traditions, as well as provide entertaining festivals and events; according to a study by Americans for the Arts, 39.8% of arts patrons in Arlington are aged 55 or older and studies are showing that arts can help prevent many mental afflictions plaguing our older populations; students whose education includes the arts have higher GPAs and standardized test scores; and local charitable organizations greatly benefit from contributions made by our arts groups.
But most importantly, as residents and patrons of the Arlington Arts, we want and deserve a vibrant arts and cultural community. So sign this petition to the County Board and let them know that you support the arts, understand its importance and don't want to push patrons to other counties to be entertained and spend their valuable dollars.
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