California Arts Council

State of California

Let's Cross the Finish Line, California! 
Arizona and D.C. State Arts Agencies Driving Hard in Collegial 10K Facebook Competition

Published: 11-03-2011


Like Us!That squeal of tires you hear?  
It's the California Arts Council rounding the last curve in the race for 10,000 "likes" on Facebook! Can you "share" our page with your FB friends? 

Make us get over the finish line! 


  The count as of high noon EST on Nov. 3:

         CA: 8,733 
    DC: 7,149 
    AZ:  5,849 

See the JibJab of this race yet?

Background: On California Arts Day (October 7, 2011), the California Arts Council director challenged the head of the Arizona Commission on the Arts to a race--who can get to 10,000 "likes" on Facebook first? Starting at roughly the same number, about 4,500, each state is tracking their number of "likes" on an hour-by-hour basis. California started with a few hundred in the lead; at one point, Arizona pulled ahead; now California has regained  the lead. The D.C. Commission on the Art and Humanities joined the contest a few days later and jumped into the lead almost immediately -- but as of today, we've passed them! Go, California, go.


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