It's Simple - Quality of Life!

  1. Art allows people to express their individuality and to represent their beliefs, feelings,  and hopes.
  2. Art encourages people to reflect on more than just the routine of day-to-day existence.
  3. Art inspires us to visualize how life could one day be better.
  4. Art teaches people how to be creative and have fun with life.
  5. Art personalizes and humanizes the places where we live and work.
  6. An original work of art is not only visually appealing, but it also radiates the personality, abilities, creativity, insight, inspiration, technical mastery, attitudes, and at its best, the brilliance and genius of the artist who created it. People who own art are able to be inspired and uplifted by these qualities.
  7. Original works of art have an energy that reproductions and mass-produced decorative items simply don’t have. You know just by looking at it that another human being made it.
  8. Art makes people proud to live and recreate where they do. They point to their museums, public artworks, galleries, non-profits and cultural institutions with pride.
  9. Owning original art makes life more livable.
  10. Art is environmentally friendly, energy efficient and easy to maintain. It does not increase global warming, use fossil fuels or need to be serviced on a regular basis, and it’s certainly not just another expendable commodity destined for the landfill once it outlives its usefulness. Art never outlives its usefulness. In fact, it only gets better with time.

Source: (click here to read full article)