August is American Artist Appreciation Month

August is a month dedicated to appreciating American artists and their contributions to the art world. It is an opportunity to honor and recognize the talents and achievements of American artists, including painters, sculptors, photographers, musicians, writers, poets, and performers.

American art has a rich history that has influenced and inspired artistic movements all over the world. From the abstract expressionists of the mid-20th century to the street artists of today, American art has pushed creative boundaries and challenged traditional modes of expression.

Appreciating American artists not only acknowledges their outstanding talents and skill but also celebrates their impact on society by inspiring and educating, bringing beauty and joy, and reflecting cultural and societal values. By recognizing and supporting artists, we are ensuring that their contributions continue to enhance our communities and our world.

During American Artist Appreciation Month, take some time to explore and appreciate American art in all its forms, from visiting art museums and galleries to attending live performances and reading books by American authors. Let us celebrate the artists who have enriched our lives with creativity and meaning.

You can also make your own art this month with our Adult Grab and Go Activity: Tiny Canvas Art. From Monday, July 31st – Friday, August 11th, stop by and pick up a grab and go kit at any of our 3 branch locations.