October is Arts DuPage Month - Take the #ArtsDuPageMonthChallenge
Arts DuPage, an initiative of the DuPage Foundation, invites you to take part in the third annual Arts DuPage Month, October's county-wide celebration of the arts. “This year, more than ever, we would like to shine a light on the vibrant arts and entertainment scene that thrives in our region,” said Deborah Venezia, director of Arts DuPage. “And now is the time to come together in a unified celebration of DuPage County's artistic landscape and spread awareness of the positive impact the arts have on all our lives.”
During the last six months, performance venues around the world have been shuttered due to COVID, but that hasn't stopped the creative forces from discovering new and innovative ways to remain relevant. Many events have been moved to virtual platforms, enabling arts lovers to stay at home and enjoy arts activities from the comfort and safety of their couch. Drive-in movie theaters have made a resurgence and socially distanced outdoor concerts popped up in public spaces and private porches. Art lovers, motivated to engage in the arts while observing restriction guidelines, are adapting to and enjoying the options that are available to them.
If the arts are part of your life, you can play a role in the success of the Arts DuPage Month initiative by taking part in the Arts DuPage Month Challenge. Post an image or short video on your Facebook page along with your description. No post is too big or too small – maybe a child gave you a hand-made birthday card or your neighbor held a porch concert. It’s share-worthy!
Be sure to include #ArtsDuPageMonthChallenge and then tag others to “challenge” them to post their own Arts DuPage Month Challenge. Your post will be shared on the Arts DuPage Facebook page and will be seen by over 16,000+ page followers.
Be sure to check out artsdupage.org for a listing of events in DuPage County. Museums, galleries and theaters are open and offer in-person experiences. Virtual alternatives are also available. A world of arts and entertainment is only a click away!