Arts are classified into different categories, which include decorative, plastic, performing or literature. They have artistic and functional purposes, which enable an individual to express their imagination, thoughts, and feelings through personal means. They are meaning systems that are shared and have the roles of communicating, conveying, and inducing other definitions. They contain principles, rules, practices, and implication compositions. They are significant in preserving and upholding customs of the society. They act as non-neutral agents of public change. They also develop, strengthen, and change social, cultural, political, and religious aspects. This essay explains how artists reveal and enhance the underlying identity of different situations by using arts and cultural strategies. This implies that their exclusive meaning, worth, and character of the physical and social form of a community are derived.
This research focuses on visual art such as painting, sculpture, photography, and printmaking, which involves developing images or objects. The Art concept is a broadened definition of arts that involve music, theatre, film and several other performing arts. They provide basic human feeling for synchronization and internal admiration of oneself. The individual is able to relate with universe and its mystery and appreciate the environment (Mack, 2000). They emphasize and enhance the sense of place, which changes and develops to reflect the different communal values within and around the society. This provides the behavior of the city, town, or country that can be viewed as a description of a place. The community benefits from artistic work because they are able to understand community aspects such as the historical, cultural, economic, and social factors. This is because characteristics such as population, demographic and linguistics are expressed through art. Other aspects include physical and natural resources, educational facilities, and landscape features that help people develop a story of the region.
Artistic inventories are significant to the society because they provide an assessment and classification of cultural resources thus disclose the innovative aspect of the community. The relevant institutions with specialized skills help citizens to acknowledge a different view of their society (West & Weslien, 2011). Culture and arts have been infused to the society through cultural planning which involves visualization of cultural development and growth. It analyzes the state of traditions and provides an assessment on its stability. It is also significant in the development of an implementation plan to achieve the set goals and objectives of the society. It focuses on nurturing artists and arts organizations to address the community cultural demands (Ginsburgh & Throsby 2006).
Culture is a way of life or as set of custom and values that regulate the activities existing in the community. It is observed together with traditions, in which they form significant elements of society. They embrace different community factors such as character of a place, eminence of life, economic and environmental elements. They provide an identity of the region through its cultural events and commercial activities. A vibrant culture is established through celebrations and other services (Carpenter & Blandy 2008).
There is development of strong belonging to a place when quality public artworks are designed with the help from the community. Sculptures are significant because they indicate native heritage, different cultures, and history. Artists could combine, therefore, the aspects of culture and traditions through their artwork. This is by considering elements that have been elaborated above which include community heritage and culture, character and sense of place, economic significance, and community commitment.
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