Friday, October 5, 2007

National Arts and Humanities Month

October is National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM), and its first weekend starts tomorrow. According to the NAHM website, it started in 1993 to celebrate culture in America. It is now the largest annual celebration of arts in the U.S. At the start of the month, Syracuse City Mayor Matt Driscoll kicked off the celebration by welcoming the members of the city's new Public Arts Commission. According to the Syracuse Public Art Ordinance, the commission consists of eleven members who review public art proposals. Click here for more information on National Arts and Humanities month. To find an art event near you this month, visit the Syracuse Cultural Resources Council CNY Arts & Culture Calendar.

1 comment:

Kristen LaVerghetta said...

The post gave a very brief overview of how Syracuse has celebrated National Arts and Humanities Month. There is not too much information in the post, it basically makes the reader aware that NAHM is happening. The last two sentences of the post are dedicated to outside links. These could have been eliminated by putting the links earlier in the story. For example, National Arts and Humanities Month is mentioned in the first sentence, but the website isn't linked to until the second to last sentence. There could have been a third link included in the story for the Syracuse Public Arts ordinance.