Art Matters at Arts Impact Ohio

Akron, Ohio

Art Matters is a collaboration between the Ohio Arts Council and the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University. Created for the Ohio Arts Council’s Arts Impact Ohio conference in Akron, October 5-6, 2022, this creative, interactive platform invites Ohio artists, educators, and advocates to share their voice and vision for any art form or discipline.

As artists, educators, and advocates, we know that art matters, in all its various forms and expressions. From the first stroke of a brush on canvas to the last crescendo of a symphony, we know that art is an essential component of our humanity—how we relate to each other, how it can convey what inspires and troubles us, how it helps us grieve, pray, and make memories. For many of us, our art is our primary language through which we translate the world.