Cultural Advocacy Day in Des Moines

Extreme cold and bad roads couldn’t keep cultural crowds away

Posted by CC on February 23rd, 2008 11:42 am

Each year, cultural advocates from across the state gather in Iowa to urge legislators to take arts, history, and culture into consideration when making decisions on appropriations and other legislation. According to the National Assembly of Arts Agencies, Iowa ranks 45th nationally in per capita spending for the arts. This year, cultural advocates began their day at the State Historical Building with workshops and a rally before heading up to the capitol to talk to legislators. Governor Culver also formally designated seven new Great Places: Appanoose County, Davenport, Decorah, Charles City, Council Bluffs, Perry and West Des Moines’ Valley Junction neighborhood.