Drive the Arts, Buy the Plate!

Drive the arts, buy the plate!

Laguna Art Museum has partnered with the California Arts Council to spread the word about the California arts license plate. Did you know that renowned California artist Wayne Thiebaud (whose work is on display at the museum through June 1) designed the Arts Plate in 1993? Proceeds from sales and renewals of California’s arts license plate support arts education programs across California.
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The arts and arts education cultivate imagination, creativity, and innovation—key skills in the 21st century global economy. You can support arts education programs in California by purchasing an Arts Plate. The Arts Plate is the primary source of California state arts funding, generating about $3 million per year for arts programs for children and communities throughout the state.
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The California Arts Plate was created through special legislation in 1994. It is a joint project between the California Arts Council and the Department of Motor Vehicles and was the first specialty plate program in the U.S. designed solely to benefit the arts. The plate image is titled “Coastline” and was created by artist Wayne Thiebaud in 1993. Since then, the iconic image has become famous worldwide, and sales and renewals of the plate have provided over $25 million in support for arts programs in California.
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By purchasing an Arts Plate, you can help drive the arts at a time when support is greatly needed. Despite California’s standing as a worldwide leader in creativity and innovation, our state consistently ranks among the five U.S. states with the lowest public arts funding per capita. Proceeds from the Arts Plate help ensure that tomorrow’s innovators receive arts education today.
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Drivers in California can purchase standard-number plates through the DMV for $50 with a $40 renewal fee. Drivers who choose to enhance the plate with personalized letters and numbers may do so for $98 with an annual $78 renewal fee. Arts Plate sales and renewal fees may be tax deductible for individuals and businesses. Order plates and learn more at www.artsplate.org.
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Throwback to 1993:
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Comments

  1. Dan says:

    This is a great idea, the arts needs funding.. :)

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