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May 19, 2011

Arts supporters launch Facebook campaign to 'rescue' Merced Multicultural Arts Center

Merced arts supporters are turning to social media to raise money for the Merced Multicultural Arts Center.




Merced arts supporters are turning to social media to raise money for the Merced Multicultural Arts Center, after the nonprofit group announced the three-story building in Downtown Merced is in danger of closing its doors for good.

They're asking people to take a picture of themselves holding a sign reading "Rescue The Arts" and make the image their Facebook profile picture for three weeks.

They're hoping the viral effort will increase awareness for Arts 24, a fundraising effort next month in which they've given themselves 24 hours to raise $12,000 for the arts council.

Arts 24 is scheduled for Friday, June 10, beginning at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit the event's Facebook page.

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