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Los Alamos County Council Proclaims October: ‘Arts And Culture Month’; Oct. 11: ‘Evening Of Arts And Culture’

on October 5, 2019 - 7:58am

From left, Los Alamos Arts Council Board President Jocelyn Warner, Arts Council Executive Director Chris Monteith, Board Vice President Steve Bublitz and Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey hold up a proclamation declaring October Arts and Culture Month and Oct. 11, an Evening of Arts in Cultures. The proclamtion was presented at the Tuesday night council meeting. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

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Los Alamos County Council proclaimed October as "Arts and Culture Month" and Oct. 11 as "An Evening of Arts and Culture" during its regular meeting Tuesday night.
Los Alamos Arts Council is spear heading the Evening of Arts and Culture, which will be 4-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 throughout the Creative District in Los Alamos.
According to Los Alamos Arts Council’s website, participants can pick up a program guide at the Arts Council’s informational booth inside Fuller Lodge.
Arts Council Executive Director Chris Monteith said the Arts Council has numerous events planned for October. The Rosalie Heller Memorial Lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Fuller Lodge and the Los Alamos Light Opera will perform selections of its upcoming production, “The Addams Family” during the Brown Bag performance at noon Oct. 16 in Fuller Lodge. Additionally, the organization will host its Scarecrow Contest this month. Applications are available now at the Arts Council’s office, 2132 Central Ave., Room 201, the Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District Offices, 190 Central Park Square, or go to
Applications and scarecrows can be dropped off now through Oct. 18 at the LAAC office or 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Finally, the LAAC will host a pumpkin carving event in an effort capture the Guinness World Record for “Most People Carving Pumpkins Simultaneously”.
The event begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 and the goal is to have 1,300 pumpkins carved simultaneously along Central Avenue. Tickets are available for purchase at CB FOX, 1735 Central Ave. for $5 (cash or check). Tickets also may be purchased online for $7 on the Arts Council’s website:
The ticket cost includes a 24-pound pumpkin to take home after the Pumpkin Glow, a wristband and a complimentary Pumpkin Masters Carving Kit. Online ticket sales will close Friday, Oct. 18 to ensure ticket arrival before the event.
In addition to the world record attempt, the carved pumpkins will be displayed until 9 p.m. and the Pumpkin Glow will be held 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26.
Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey read the proclamation:
WHEREAS: The month of October has been recognized as National Arts and Humanities Month by thousands of arts and cultural organizations and communities across the country for over 35 years;
WHEREAS: The arts and humanities enhance and enrich the lives of every American by playing a unique role in the lives of our families, our community, and our country;
WHEREAS: Our local arts and cultural organizations are a vital part of recreation, education, and enjoyment in Los Alamos, enhancing our quality of life and strengthening our economy; and
WHEREAS:  Our thriving artistic and cultural community members have many activities planned during the month of October;
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim the Month of October as
“ARTS & CULTURE MONTH” AND FURTHERMORE, declare Friday, October 11, 2019 as “AN EVENING OF ARTS & CULTURE” in Los Alamos County, and ask our citizens to support the outstanding programs and events that these organizations bring to our community.