GOVERNOR William Donald Schaefer and the Maryland General Assembly will be honored by Maryland Citizens for the Arts Inc., the statewide advocacy group, in a special program, "Arts Salute", on Monday, May 20, at Center Stage.
The "Arts Salute" reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a visual arts exhibit. Tribute performances from arts organizations across the state will be held from 7 to 8 p.m.
The reason for the celebration is the 10 percent increase in Maryland State Arts Council funding instigated by Gov. Schaefer and the General Assembly. Awards will be presented to Gov. Schaefer, Senate President Thomas V.(Mike) Miller and House Speaker R. Clayton Mitchell Jr. immediately after the performance.