State of the Art Presence, May 2015 – by Hannah West

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts Reason #1: “Arts promote true prosperity. The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us—fostering creativity, goodness, and beauty. […]

State of the Art Presence, April 2015 – by Hannah West

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts Reason #2: “Arts improve academic performance. Students with an education rich in the arts have higher GPAs and standardized test scores, and […]

“Impressions” – by Hannah West

State of the Art Presence Art Center – March 2015

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts Reason #3: “Arts strengthen the economy. In 2014, the U.S. Bureau of Economic […]

“Naked Art” Exhibit Continues – by Hannah West

State of the Art Presence Art Center – February 2015

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts Reason #4: “Arts are good for local merchants. Attendees at nonprofit arts events […]

“Small Treasures” Exhibit Continues – by Hannah West

State of the Art Presence Art Center – December 2014/January 2015

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts, Reason #5: “Arts drive tourism. Arts travelers are ideal tourists, staying longer and spending […]

“Small Treasures” Make for a Big Show

State of the Art Presence Art Center – November 2014

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts, Reason #6: “Arts are an export industry: U.S. exports of arts goods (e.g., movies, paintings, […]

Dia de los Muertos Show at Art Presence – by Hannah West

State of the Art Presence Art Center – October 2014

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts—Reason #7: “Arts spark creativity and innovation: The Conference Board reports that creativity is […]

State of the Art Presence Art Center, September 2014 – by Hannah West

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) Ten Reasons to Support the Arts Reason #8: Arts have social impact. University of Pennsylvania researchers have demonstrated that a high concentration of the arts in a city […]

Artist’s Workshop Show & Sale in August – by Hannah West

State of the Art Presence Art Center – August 2014

Americans for the Arts (www.americansforthearts.org) compiled a compelling list of Ten Reasons to Support the Arts, backed by research studies proving that the value […]