Making the case for art


The message is out: arts aren’t just nice; they’re necessary. That was the point of a July 12 editorial by The Patriot Ledger making a strong case for how the arts can be employed as a tool to address issues facing the Commonwealth:

Art is nice. We hang it on our walls, listen to it over our iPods, we wrap ourselves in it when we wear that sweater Aunt Martha knit, it’s really nice when we taste it in the form of a Konditor Meister cake or smell an artisanal candle we bought at our local farmers market. But art and culture are also essential to building our communities and expanding our economies. And that’s why we’re so intrigued with the arts advocacy group MassCreative.

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