“Art is everyone’s story, at the same time.”
“Art is anything that isn’t everything else, and it matters because there’s more to life than everything.”
“Primal expression. It matters because it makes people feel like they’re heard.”
“Art is any creation, or anything really, that expresses humanness. From the mind to the hand of the creator, art is a manifestation of authentic human interpretation. In a world where everything is relative, art is the only thing that can be accepted as truth in reality, and that is why we must be so critical in its acceptance as such.”
“Art is all confusing. It keeps us awake.”
"Art is creation, imagination, recording, investigation, arbitration, and culmination. It helps define our existence and makes us less alone and frees our frustrations. Of course art matters."
“Art is human expression. It matters when it makes us feel more human than we did before we experienced it.”
“Art is inspired expression of the mind. It matters because it makes life interesting.”
“As Dostoevsky is the novelist of ideas, art is the visual expression of concepts. This matters because when artists communicate their concepts the viewer gains an intellectual understanding from a mere visual medium.”
“Art is an expression of beauty. It matters because you are able to put what you are feeling at the moment through your paint/drawing.”
“Art is a visual expression that moves you. All you need to know or feel about art is its power. Possibly it will teach you about yourself.”
“Art is the expression and interpretation of life in all its forms, whether human, animal, or plant. Art matters because everybody needs to reflect on the human condition and art is the ultimate mirror—past, present, and future.”
“Art is what people care about—what they love and hate.”
“Art matters because it incorporates our ‘wise mind,’ enveloping a logical and emotional presence, allowing us to think and feel. It gives us an opportunity to be free.”
“The ability to invoke emotion in a way that is not easily replicated, and feeling emotion is a definitive part of living.”
“Art is something beautiful that many people love. If we did not have art, life would not matter.”
“Art is something created by humans that alters the emotional state of the viewer. It matters because it is one of the few ways that people can step back and consider their society on a different level.”
“An expression so subtle that people need to see it.”
“Art is what we create, partake, and explore in order to itch at the void and celebrate humanity.”
“Art really defies definition, because as soon as anyone imposes a definition on it, someone else will reject and transcend that definition in their creation of something new, be it concrete or otherwise. It matters because without it I would have nothing to do with myself.”
“Art is the snapshot of human despair.”
“An intention. Everything should have a purpose and a reason for being.”
“Art is anything that anyone finds beautiful, curious, exciting, or thought provoking. Anything that is exciting must be important.”
“To express your feelings.”
—Ezra (age 8)
“Art is the impractical aspect of everything. It matters because life is sad if it consists only of practicality."
“Art is opening up of eyes, minds, hands, and art is putting things together and taking things apart, and art matters because it is universal.”
“Art is anything that speaks to your spirit through the language of your eyes.”
“Purposeless endeavor (answer to both parts.)”
“Art is beauty, pleasure, and any attempt (whether fruitful or futile) to achieve so.”
“I am art, and it matters because we live.”
“Art is beautiful. My son loves it.”
“Art is all in the mind, so of course it matters!”
“Art is the human contribution to nature, enviously mirroring its beauty, but introducing human error.”
“Art is the expression of the soul. It matters because it is the most beautiful way for the soul to speak.”
“Art is life. It matters because without it can you live dead?”
“Art is an appreciated hybrid of individuality and collectiveness that matters. Why? Because you are part of it and you are in it.
—Anne W.Q. Tang
“It makes you want to be alive.”
“Art is the expression of the human soul—pain, beauty, love, fear—all of its truth.”
“Art is plumage for the soul.”
—Thomas John McGovern
“Art is where imagination becomes form and substance. It matters because we make it.”
“Art is the footprint of humanity, a map of the human soul, and a testament to its evolution.”
“Art is what we treat as art; it is a communication in any medium from one human mind to another or many, a message and signal to the lightness and darkness that make up the human element.”
“Art is a way to show reality that may not be as apparent at first look, or first hearing, or first thought.”
"Art is expression that inspires, and inspiration begets progress."
"Art is creative expression. It communicates through time, class, heritage, religion, gender, and stereotype. Art is a historical blueprint of human vision and imagination."
"Art is a personal expression. It is part of the reason why individual life matters."