The Kennedy Center

What is Arts Across America?

In alignment with the Kennedy Center's mission and vision, as well as the ideals of President John F. Kennedy, the Kennedy Center has launched Arts Across America, a recognition campaign that uplifts and celebrates communities that are committed to using the arts to promote connection, a strong creative economy, and increased cultural citizenship.

Arts Across America aims to celebrate, connect, and energize communities and, over time, weave a national story about the power of the arts in communities across our country.

2018 Arts Across America Sites:

  • March 2, 2018: Corona, California
  • April 22/23, 2018: Greater Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • June 7/8, 2018: Braddock, Pennslyvania
  • More sites to be announced soon!

To learn more about Arts Across America or to inquire about hosting an Arts Across America day in your community, please email

A proud Yo Yo Ma with a jovial friend
Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor at Large Yo-Yo Ma performs with a student orchestra at El Cerrito Middle School in Corona, California, March 2, 2018, as part of Arts Across America.