October is National Arts and Humanities Month!

National Arts and Humanities Month grew out of National Arts Week, which was established in 1985 by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Americans for the Arts. It was in October 1993 that President Bill Clinton officially declared it a month-long celebration. Since then each year it receives an inspirational proclamation by the president.

National Arts and Humanities Month was initiated to encourage all Americans to begin a lifelong habit of participation in the arts and humanities. It has become the nation's largest collective annual celebration of the arts! While we encourage you to check out a National Arts Program® Exhibit, visit a museum, take in a show or visit a local gallery, most importantly we want you to get busy creating your own artwork! Create your masterpiece and then photograph it and share it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag…

#nationalarts

All month we will be featuring your images on our homepage.