#ArtsMatter Advocacy Day On March 25, arts advocates from the statewide creative community, including Arlington Cultural Council members Elisabeth Taylor and Jeff Boudreau, came together to make the case that #ArtsMatter. Together, we honed our advocacy skills, marched to the State House, and met with legislators to talk about the impact of arts & culture in Massachusetts.

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Arlington Cultural Council‘s Jeff Boudreau and Elisabeth Taylor listen to Sara Stackhouse, Executive Producer at Actors’ Shakespeare Project in the lobby of the Citi Wang Theatre.

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The Revels’ Alan Casso creates a sign. In the background Jeff and Eliabeth are chatting with the Revels’ artistic director, Patrick Swanson.

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Inside the Citi Wang Theatre.

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Jeff was “volunteered” to help push the JP Honk Band’s keyboard tricycle from Citi Wang Theatre, through Boston Common and up Beacon Hill to the Massachusetts State House.

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The march route was from the theatre district, along the Boylston Street side of the Common up to the State House.

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Signs were not allowed inside, but the legislators were receptive to our words.