Plaza Artist Materials is "Rounding Up" for the Visual Arts!
The effort is called Round Up for the Visual Arts! and it is launched in conjunction with the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. The fundraiser coincides with October as National Arts and Humanities month.
Plaza Artist Materials has three stores in Bethesda, Silver Spring and Rockville. Oct. 1, County Executive Isiah Leggett stopped by the Silver Spring location to issue a proclamation about the fundraiser.
The proceeds from the Round Up for the Visual Arts! will be used to support the council’s work promoting and sustaining the arts and humanities in the region by supplementing grants awarded through its Individual Artists and Scholars category. In July the council announced more than $3.5 million in grants to Montgomery County arts and humanities organizations, individual artists and scholars through funds provided by the county.
Recent economic trend reports indicate that Montgomery County’s annual investment of $5.8 million in nonprofit arts and humanities organizations helps generate more than $204 million in total economic activity annually. This spending also supported about 4,000 full-time jobs, according to the council.
For more information about the program visit: www.creativemoco.com/roundup
2019 Data Analyzed by National Endowment for the Arts and Bureau of Economic Analysis Shows Sector Growth Before Pandemic. www.arts.gov
Namta has once again became a sponsor for the Mid-Carolina Region of the Scholastic Art Awards. This is the nations' longest running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.
Our sponsorship allows for the gold key winners art work to be featured on billboards in the Charlotte NC area, Namta's headquarters. These future artists are recognized for their talent, creativity and perseverance especially during these difficult times. Their art is a testament to their passion for the arts.
See additional winners : https://coaa.uncc.edu
There is unprecedented enthusiasm among young art collectors today for discovering local artists. www.artworkarvhive.com