Closing the Salon Door

Posted by Theresa Cameron On December - 9 - 2011

Theresa Cameron

What a great week of blogs in our first Local Arts Agency Blog Salon!

Thanks to our bloggers and all our commentators, Tweeters, and Facebook sharers.

As I read each of these blogs I was reminded again and again of the famous Tip O’Neill quote “All Politics is Local” only I insert “All Art is Local.”

And the work that our local arts agencies do throughout the United States helps us understand, explore, and create a better place for all of us.

I love that in Oxford, MS there is partnership between the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and the Cathead Vodka Company.

I was inspired to hear about the great rebuilding that’s going on in Toledo.

And who knew that the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs was running a radio station?

I was impressed to learn how the new local arts agencies are doing their work, rethinking how to do it better and smarter.

Thanks to you, our readers, for participating in this great week of local arts posts. I hope that you will continue to revisit this Blog Salon in the future for more creative ideas and inspiration.

Fortunately, all of the posts will remain on this site through one easy link (

Keep in touch. Keep it local.

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ARTSblog holds week-long Blog Salons, a series of posts by guest bloggers, that focus on an overarching theme within a core area of Americans for the Arts' work. Here are links to the most recent Salons:

Arts Education

Teaching Artists

Early Arts Education

Common Core Standards

Quality, Engagement & Partnerships

Emerging Leaders

Charting the Future of the Arts

Taking Communities to the Next Level

New Methods & Models

Public Art

Best Practices


Arts Marketing

Audience Engagement

Winning Audiences

Powered by Community

Animating Democracy

Arts & the Military

Scaling Up Programs & Projects

Social Impact & Evaluation

Humor & Social Change

Private Sector Initatives

Arts & Business Partnerships

Business Models in the Arts

Local Arts Agencies

Cultural Districts

Economic Development

Trends, Collaborations & Audiences

Art in Rural Communities

Alec Baldwin and Nigel Lythgoe talk about the state of the arts in America at Arts Advocacy Day 2012. The acclaimed actor and famed producer discuss arts education and what inspires them.