Capital Region Cares Capital Region Cares 2017-2018 - Page 22

It’s hard to underestimate the impact arts and culture education have on a populace: When low-income students who are exposed to the arts in school are twice as likely as their peers to obtain a college degree, it’s clear that arts and culture can improve the quality of life in a community. In 2017, local arts and culture non- profits used their unique talents to rise up, step into the spotlight and break the mold. Be an active member of their audience: Go see a live play, make a donation, buy original art from local artists or advocate for arts education today. 22 CAPITAL REGION CARES 2017 | comstocksmag.com