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Feeling Competitive? Win Arts Education Funds for Your Local School

"The Art of Education" Facebook App

Nothing inspires that good ol’ American competitive spirit like the smell of fall. Football games, World Series fanatics, and chili cook-offs are around every corner and on every television channel.

And it’s always a good day when we can take that internal drive to win and put it towards something good – like raising money for arts education. Winning this game is even more important as students and teachers across the country continue to face record budget cuts that threaten arts education programs.

As part of its second annual “Art of Education” program, KRIS Wine is teaming with Americans for the Arts to award 16 schools in the United States a total of $25,000 to improve academic achievement through arts education.

Why does KRIS Wine want to make a difference?

Seventh-generation KRIS winemaker, Franz Haas, is passionate about the arts. He brings art to the exterior of his wines with labels designed by Italian artist, Riccardo Schweizer (1925-2004) who studied with both Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró.

From now until November 30, 2011, you can join KRIS Wine’s efforts to help support arts education programs in America’s K-12 public schools.

Visit “The Art of Education” Facebook App to vote for your favorite K-12 public school to win funding for arts education programs. Participants 21 years and older can vote up to one time per day for multiple schools throughout the duration of the program.

When the program ends on November 30, the school with the winning number of votes will be awarded $5,000. The next five schools receiving the top number of votes will receive $2,000. Schools that rank sixth through 16th in total number of votes will receive $1,000.

What could YOUR local school’s arts program or your alma mater do with $5,000? How many paint brushes, costumes, and musical instruments would that buy? Americans for the Arts and KRIS Wine know how important the arts are, in all forms – especially to the education of children.

Every child deserves the chance to participate in the arts…so get voting!

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