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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts will celebrate the vitality of the arts in West Virginia during “Arts Day at the Capitol” at the upper rotunda of the state Capitol, Charleston, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.

The annual event honors the impact the arts has on cultural growth, economic development and education. It brings together artists, arts organizations and art enthusiasts from across the state.

The Horace Mann Middle School Band, Girls’ Choir and String Band will perform for this year’s program, which also includes information booths staffed by more than three dozen arts organizations from across the state.

For more information about “Arts Day at the Capitol,” contact Renée Margocee, director of arts, or Tabitha Walter, cultural facilities and accessibility coordinator for the division, at (304) 558-0240. They also may be reached by email at [email protected] or [email protected].

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History is an agency within the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts with Kay Goodwin, Cabinet Secretary. The division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the division’s programs, events and sites, visit www.wvculture.org. The division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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