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March 1, 2022
Douglas County Board of Commissioners proclaims March as Arts, Culture, and Humanities Month
Douglas County, GA. - The Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve proclaiming March as arts, culture, and humanities month encouraging citizens to celebrate and promote the arts, culture, and humanities in our community and promote greater participation.
“Art is easy and provocative and what is beautiful about it is the fact that all people can take part,” said Dr. Romona Jackson Jones, Douglas County Chairwoman,” “It is creativity that allows you to have a sense of freedom.”
According to the proclamation, the nonprofit arts industry also strengthens our national economy by generating $166.3 billion in total economic activity annually, $27.54 billion in government revenue, and supporting the full-time equivalent of 4.6 million jobs. The creative economy drives tourism and commerce, supports American workers, and makes up 4.2% of the annual GDP.