World Water Day

Since our theme this year is Water, PLEASE take a moment on March 22nd (World Water Day) and listen & see the water that surrounds you, read the essay, discuss the various ways ‘water’ has been represented in the arts & humanities. Let’s begin our journey to lead the Muskegon area in examining & celebrating ‘water’ during October.

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.

Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. In 2015, World Water Day has the theme “Water and Sustainable Development”.

In 2016, the theme is “Water and Jobs,” in 2017 “Wastewater” and in 2018 “Nature-based Solutions for Water”.

Watch for details on ahfest 2017

The Muskegon Area Arts & Humanities Festival joins hundreds of arts and humanities organizations and communities across the nation in celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month throughout October. The Festival brings awareness of the arts and humanities to the people of our community through activities that honor the efforts of artists, historians, and cultural groups working to make the arts and humanities a part of everyday life.

In October 2017, various arts, humanities and community groups will collaborate on Muskegon’s 17th Annual Muskegon Area Arts & Humanities Festival. The festival’s mission is to celebrate, acknowledge and examine the world of ideas as they are expressed in the arts and humanities. The festival encourages the entire community to explore cultural, artistic and educational events centered on a central theme.

The theme this year is Water.

Plan on attending Muskegon Area Arts & Humanities events during the month of October 2017 and find out more about all the events by using the links at the top of the page.   To learn more about the festival contact the Arts and Humanities Department at Muskegon Community College at 231-777-0324.

“Like” the ahfest page on Facebook for updates on events, reminders, and thoughts on the theme and festival from our own Foley Schuler!