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WHEREAS, the month of October has been recognized on an annual basis as Arts and Humanities Month by thousands of arts and cultural organizations, communities, and states across the country; and

WHEREAS, the arts and humanities embody much of the accumulated wisdom, intellect, and imagination of humankind; and

WHEREAS, the arts and humanities enhance and enrich the lives of every resident of the Silver State; and

WHEREAS, the arts and humanities play a unique role in the lives of our families, communities, and country through individual and community traditions and active creativity; and

WHEREAS, Nevada – through the Nevada Arts Council and Nevada Humanities representing hundreds of cultural organizations – has celebrated the value and importance of culture in the lives of Nevadans and the health and thriving communities during Arts and Humanities Month; and

WHEREAS, the arts and humanities industry strengthen our economy by generating $8.7 billion in total economic activity annually, making up 5.5% of Nevada’s GDP and supporting more than 40,900 Nevada workers, according to the Nevada Arts Council; and

WHEREAS, over the past several years during Arts and Humanities Month, cities and states – through their local and state arts agencies and representing thousands of cultural organizations – have celebrated the value and importance of culture in the lives of Americans, and we encourage Nevadans to do the same during October;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim

ARTS AND HUMANITIES MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 1st day of October, 2020.

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