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October is Illinois Arts & Humanities Month

The Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) and the Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) are pleased to present Illinois Arts & Humanities (AH!) Month, a statewide celebration encouraging all Illinoisans to establish, deepen, and expand our relationships with the arts and humanities.

Illinois Arts & Humanities Month marks the expansion of Illinois Arts Week, established in 1978 to focus attention on our state's vast cultural resources and to increase public awareness of the arts. In the years since Arts Week's inception, hundreds of communities and countless individuals throughout Illinois have come to appreciate and celebrate the animating force of the arts and creativity.

Whether exploring or expressing the human condition, Illinois AH! Month is a great time to create and share more of these AH! moments with people throughout our communities statewide. Use the navigation links on the left side of this page or click below to: