In the wake of reductions to federal spending in all areas remember we, the people, can still support our neighbors in many very effective ways.
Community giving and volunteering are so important. Buy local and authentic as often as you can.If you believe like I do that art matters please support working artists. Don't pay corporations to manufacture art. Buy from the artist themselves. The up and coming ones who are still honing their craft are only driven by their passions and truly need our support.
Whether it is music, photography, painting, theater, literature or any other form of art that helps make your world a more beautiful, peaceful or thought provoking place, please share something about or from your favorite artist here [on Facebook] in the comment section.