Favorite Quotes

“The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings, poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation.”

∼ Michelle Obama

“Art is an effort to create, beside the real world, a more humane world.”

                                                       ∼Andre Maurois (French Author)

“The arts empower. The arts give a voice to the voiceless. The arts help transform American communities and, as I often say, the result can be a better child, a better town, a better nation and certainly a better world. Let’s champion our arts action heroes, emulate them and make our communities everything we want them to be.”

                                                            ∼Robert L. Lynch, President, Americans for the Arts