BTAR Zuly Inirio Shares Six Ways to Support Local Artists This Holiday Season
6 Ways Support Local Artists This Holiday Season
Art has always been a safe place to go when we want to celebrate and when we are going through difficult times. Appreciating art is also beneficial to one’s general well-being, mental health, and creativity.
Here are 6 simple ways you can support your local artist community:
Donate to A Local Arts Charity
Local Arts Charities are doing wonderful work to support local artists in their work to enrich the lives of the public. You can help support their efforts with a donation of any size. Donating to smaller organizations and individuals is especially helpful as it aids with resources, programming, and much more.
Attend Live Shows and Exhibitions
The holiday season is one of the busiest seasons for artists and there will be many performances throughout the city that you can attend. Showing up to an exhibition – even virtually – can be a very cultural and educational experience. It also goes a long way to showcase support to your fellow local artists and arts community.
Social Media has become a powerful tool for artists to showcase their work. Have a favorite local artist? Whether it’s through Facebook or Instagram, share their pictures, videos, and performances with friends and family. On their accounts, your likes and genuine comments will go a long way and are always welcomed with lots of gratitude.
Give the Gift of Art
A lot of artists are also teachers and are always looking to share their artistry. A wonderful way to support artists and give a unique gift is to buy a few lessons for a friend or loved one to explore their creativity.
Skip the Digital DJ and Hire Musicians
Some friends and family are coming over and you’d like some holiday tunes. Skip Spotify or YouTube and hire a local musician to play some music. It will make for a memorable evening of live holiday music that you will remember fondly.
Take a Lesson
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a singing or piano lesson or learn to draw a beautiful picture? Give yourself the gift of exploring your own creativity with a local artist as your guide. You can discover your own artistic talents and help local artists simultaneously!