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Join artists Ben Folds, Annette Bening, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Shepard Fairey, and Biden Arts Policy Committee Co-Chair Megan Beyer online as a pre-show event on the closing night of the Democratic National Convention on August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ET.

Speakers will discuss how artists have gotten involved in the 2020 election and the launch of the Arts Action Fund #ArtsVote campaign that calls on all artists and arts advocates to take the pledge to make their vote count at www.ArtsActionFund.org/ArtsVote.

The event will be moderated by

  • Robert L. Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts
  • Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Executive Director of the Americans for the Arts Action Fund
  • Nora Halpern, Vice President of Leadership Alliances of Americans for the Arts

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The presenters are:

  • Ben Folds, Musician and ArtsVote Chairman of the Arts Action Fund
  • Annette Bening, Actress and Vice Chairman of The Actors Fund
  • Brian Stokes Mitchell, Actor and Singer, Member of the Americans for the Arts Board of Directors and Artists Committee
  • Shepard Fairey, Artist, Member of the Americans for the Arts Artists Committee
  • Megan Beyer, Biden Arts Policy Committee Co-Chair

The event will also feature a performance by Ben Folds, singer-songwriter, musician, composer and record producer. He's performed with some of the world's greatest symphony orchestras, and in 2017 was named as the first ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. He was also a judge on NBC's critically-acclaimed acapella show "The Sing Off" for five seasons.

Registration for this live event is free and will be limited to the first 1000 registrants. You may also view this event live on the Arts Action Fund Facebook Page. A recording will be made available for on-demand replay 2 business days after the event.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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