Jackson County, the Arts & Cultural Alliance wants to see your best and brightest.The second annual Arts in Jackson Day is happening Wednesday, October 25. This year’s theme celebrates the diversity of work being made about and in Jackson County.Artists, musicians, authors, crafters, makers, videographers and everyone from the creative sector are invited to share your work, projects, events, and businesses on social media throughout the day using the hashtag #artsinjackson. If you make anything – share it!"We have such a talented county and community, but a lot of that talent goes unnoticed," says Kate Schwartz, ACAJC chair. "We want to spread the word: there's a lot of creativity in Jackson."Not a maker or creative? You’re still encouraged to participate, simply share the work of your favorite local creative on your social media channels.The purpose of Arts in Jackson Day is to raise awareness of work in our community and help expand the definition and perception of who is an artist. ACAJC is also accepting donations to help raise awareness of artistic and cultural talent in the county.Last year, ACAJC kicked off the first Arts In Jackson Day in conjunction with International Artist Day.
Arts & Cultural Alliance of Jackson County (ACAJC) announces a day for Jackson-area artists, performers, and creatives to promote arts and culture in Jackson County.Arts In Jackson Day will take place Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, in conjunction with International Artists Day. ACAJC encourages Jackson County artists to promote themselves, their work, and their businesses on social media using the hashtag #artsinjackson throughout the day."Arts In Jackson Day is a way to help local creatives makes themselves known," says Kate Schwartz, director of ACAJC. "And as the arts and cultural organization in the county, we hope to help them spread the word."Throughout the day, artists, musicians, and cultural professionals in Jackson County are encouraged to:
- Share images of their work
- Post videos of their performances
- Post sales information for their artwork
- Spread the word about other creatives they know
- Promote upcoming arts and cultural events
By using the hashtag #artsinjackson, ACAJC will repost or retweet their social media messages to other artists and creatives. For those who do not use social media, ACAJC recommends artists use their other promotional means to spread the word – including email, websites, and events.During the day, ACAJC will also work to advocate for arts and culture to local elected officials, media representatives, and business leaders in Jackson County."It's important for everyone in Jackson to know the impact of arts and culture," Schwartz says. "The arts create jobs, contribute tax dollars to local government, and make the community a more enjoyable, livable place."To participate, follow ACAJC on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and use the hashtag #artsinjackson during the October 25 activities.For the latest news and activities from ACAJC, subscribe to our free monthly newsletter, and follow us on social media!