Many state arts agencies are marking major anniversaries and are finding inventive ways to celebrate their origins―and their achievements. This "bento box" invites you to sample a few of these creative programs, along with some bonus bites from NASAA. Enjoy! And keep NASAA posted on your own delicious activities.

NASAA has tracked more than $10 billion in state arts investments. What's your state's share?

100 artists contributed to the Kentucky Visions at the Capitol Fifty/50 exhibition.

Red Maples, by Marianna McDonald

Missouri's Next50 planning process features a statewide listening tour to envision the future of the arts…

Photo by Britt Reints

…and they put together an arts time capsule, too!


A centennial collaboration in Indiana brings the arts to state parks in predominantly rural areas.

State Rep. Eric Koch supports the Arts in the Parks partnership. Photo courtesy Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Hawai'i engages children and families in artful anniversary celebrations.

A Vermont resolution designates 2015 as the Year of the Arts.

State arts agencies have come a long way in the past 50 years. Check out our story!

The arts have deep roots―and contemporary relevance―in Puerto Rico.

This video promotes the California Arts Council's services to diverse communities.

Watch videos saluting the states on the National Endowment for the Arts 50th Anniversary website.



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