you may never know the value of what you have till you loose it.
“We have a very rich culture, which many people do not appreciate”
The need for cultural preservation and cultural identity among nations has become an important consideration in this age of globalization.
“The wisdom of every clan is embedded in their language, culture and tradition” THAT IS WHY THE ONUS IS ON US TO PRESERVE OUR CULTURE BY SUPPORTING LOCAL COMMUNITIES WHERE OUR RICH ART AND CRAFTS ARE STILL EVIDENTLY PRESENT.
3 BENEFITS OF SUPPORTING ARTS AND CULTURE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
1.Invest in Your Community
Buying art locally contributes to the creative fabric of your community. It builds character and creates an atmosphere that makes people want to stay and put down roots.
2.Create Jobs & Support the Economy.
By purchasing art locally you not only are supporting the character of your community, but the job market and economy as well. Artists and Artisans own small businesses and by purchasing locally, you support those businesses and their employees, assistants, and framers to name a few. Also, by purchasing work from local artists the money stays in the community, growing the local economy.
Each piece you purchase from a local artist has a handmade, unique feel to it. You can take pride in a piece of art that is one-of-a-kind and join in that feeling of exclusivity that you can’t purchase at a retail store.
4.Meet the Artist
Buying local gives you an opportunity to meet the artist/Artisan who created the piece you love. This unique experience gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the artist’s creative process and allows for you to build relationships. This leads to better service and maybe even the chance to commission a custom piece specifically for you!
5.Shopping Locally is Fun!
Some of the greatest purchases are found when you least expect them! Taking part in a local art fair allows you to purchase from vendors you don’t normally get to interact with. There is always something new and unexpected around the corner!