Artists, arts organizations, educators and others gathered in Oroville Thursday morning for the launch of the "Butte County Alliance for Arts Education."
The Butte County Office of Education and "Friends of the Arts Butte County" are taking a lead role in the effort.
As part of the "California Alliance for Arts Education" ... the goal is to advocate for arts funding in the schools.
Years of budget cuts have some schools offering no art education ... especially those in less-wealthy communities with fewer resources.
As part of the "Local Advocacy Network Project" ... the "Butte Alliance for Arts Education" will work to promote the importance of creativity and innovation provided by art in our schools.
For more information on Butte County's developing alliance, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.