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One of the easiest and most pain-free ways to support the arts (and let others know that you do) is with a specialty license plate.
And the state has just announced a new version of that plate, with a big “ART” followed by “creating the future.” It’s currently for sale through the Hamilton County Clerk’s office.
It’s true you’ll pay more for the specialty plates—$56.50 a year more, to be specific—but in 2013, the Specialty License Plate Program allowed the Tennessee Arts Commission to provide $4.5 million of the $6.3 million in grants made to over 600 organizations in every region of the state. And that includes many of our beloved local arts institutions and schools.
If the new plate is not catching your fancy, there are three other plates supporting the arts, including the HepCat, the Rainbow, and a personal favorite, the Grinning Fish. — Staff