Join us to celebrate creativity and the arts in California at a public performance event with a free community after-party to follow. The Event will be honoring Governor Edmund G. Brown, creator of the California Arts Council and will be hosted by Annette Bening.
A free public celebration hosted by Bening will honor the forty-year history of the California Arts Council with featured dance and music performances. Special guests include Peter Coyote, a founding member and the second Chair of the California Arts Council, and Juan Felipe Herrera, United States Poet Laureate and former California Poet Laureate.
- AXIS Dance Company
- Ballet Folklórico de Sacramento
- The Great Wall Youth Orchestra
- Lula Washington Dance
- Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir
- Taiko drum leaders Roy and PJ Hirabayashi.
Annette Bening is a passionate advocate for arts education and served as a member of the California Arts Council from 2004-2008. As a Council Member, Bening fought for increased state arts funding and championed arts initiatives for young people across California.
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