By: Sarah Mihich, Marketing Intern
As the school year comes to an end and summer begins, Arts for Learning wants to make sure that Indiana’s youth will still be able to participate in the arts outside of the classroom. We have all heard, known and seen the many benefits of participating in the arts for our youth. According to a Washington Post article written by Valerie Strauss, “Top 10 skills children learn from the arts”, children learn skills that are crucial to their academic and life success. Children gain skills in creativity, confidence, problem solving, perseverance, focus, non-verbal communication, receiving constructive feedback, collaboration, dedication, and accountability.
Not only do the arts benefit our youth, but it also benefits adults. To keep the benefits of participation in the arts alive during the summer attend a local arts event, museum, symphony orchestra or engage in any arts related activity. You can participate in the arts alone, with family, friends, or anyone; just participate!
The following is a list of resources to find opportunities in the Indianapolis area to help you find great arts events that are happening this summer.
- Arts Council of Indianapolis has a wonderful calendar of local art happenings
- Indiana Arts has a wonderful directory of museums, events and everything related to the arts in Indiana!
Of course there are the wonderful museums in Indianapolis:
Check out Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra either at Conner Prairie Saturday mornings with the family or bring your lunch for a lunch break hour concert!
Also can’t forget that Arts For Learning has ARTFORCE Camp which offers a Fine Arts apprenticeship experience for students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.
No matter where you live, there are always great art opportunities near you. Feel free to ask your local art council.