Tuesday, 13 November 2012

I Need Art, You Need Art, We All Need Art

The arts are a central force in human existence. Everyone should have equal opportunities to participate in artistic activities throughout their lifetime, starting at a young age.

Through art children learn teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. When involved in artistic activity, children develop their cognitive and motor skills, and learn that being imperfect is okay.

Left, Art City Participants at our annual summer parade. Right, Art City participant, sketching herself  

Art City Participant, showing off his hard work.

At Art City, we’re all about artistic opportunity and expression. There are so many different ways in which to make art a part of your life, and we pride ourselves on the fact that we provide a safe environment for people of all ages to do so.

Any person can define their identity through arts. An artistic work of any kind conveys the spirit of the person or persons who created it.

Arts invite cross-cultural communication and understanding. When involved in the arts we learn to be in touch with our feelings and those of others. We gain the ability to be open to people who are different from us. Compassion and humaneness are learned through art.

Art City provides awesome, free, high quality art programming on sight, and we’re not stopping any time soon! We are also taking to the streets more and more these days, branching out and engaging other Winnipeg communities.

Art City participant. Aliens!!

Art City participant, proud of her work.