Americans for the Arts and Contemporary Artist, Jeff Koons, Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

To Celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month and the National Arts Awards

New York, New York, UNITED STATES


MEDIA ADVISORY, Oct. 16, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) --



 What: 
 Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch and
 Americans for the Arts Board Member Maria Bell will preside over the
 closing bell along with award-winning contemporary artist, Jeff Koons
 in celebration of National Arts & Humanities Month.

 Mr. Koons receives the Artistic Achievement Award at the National Arts
 Awards on Monday, October 16, 2006.

 Where:
 NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio

 When:
 Tuesday October 17th, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. EDT

 Contacts:
 Beth Olsen, Goodman Media International for Americans for the Arts
 (212) 576-2700 ext. 243
 (212) 576-2701 FAX
 bolsen@goodmanmedia.com

 NASDAQ MarketSite:
 Stephanie Lowenthal; 646.441.5220

Feed Information:

The closing bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA-6 C-band/transponder 17. The downlink frequency is 4040 Vertical; Audio 6.2-6.8. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lowenthal at (646) 441-5220.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.

About Americans For The Arts:

Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With offices in Washington, D.C., and New York City, it has a record of more than 45 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Additional information is available at www.AmericansForTheArts.org.


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