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The West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts will host “Arts Day at the State Capitol” at the State Capitol Complex, Charleston, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. The event celebrates the vitality of the arts in West Virginia; the impact the arts has on cultural growth, economic development and education; and how the arts brings together artists, arts organizations and art enthusiasts from across the state.

This year’s event will be held in the upper and lower rotundas of the State Capitol and will consist of information booths representing arts from across the state as well as performances by West Virginia artists. Individual artists and arts organizations are invited to participate.

Space is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration to participate is required. The deadline to register is Jan. 16, 2012. Entry forms can be accessed at the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org/arts.

For more information about “Arts Day at the State Capitol” or to register to participate, contact Renee Margocee, individual artist coordinator for the Division, or Rose McDonough, cultural facilities and accessibility coordinator for the Division, at (304) 558-0240. They also may be reached by e-mail 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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