Artistic expression and appreciation crosses cultural boundaries, and is an essential ingredient in community connections. Creating strong bonds within the community, while addressing the need for cultural enhancement and educational support, can be an effective tool in developing a city, resulting in the enrichment of individuals, communities and regions.
Art is rest. Art is stimulation. Art gives the viewer the ability to step outside of his or her life and to take a breath. To appreciate the beauty that is in front of them, to be challenged to assess something new, possibly something unfamiliar, and come away with a sense of connection to something bigger than themselves and an appreciation of how we all connect through the medium of creativity. Art refreshes our souls and engages our minds.