Arts & Culture Impact
A few Sundays a year, while driving around the City of Roanoke, you might spot a group of people...Read More
Art to Rescue the River: a Partnership between Mill Mountain Zoo, Clean Valley Council, and Local Artists
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Christmas lights spark a sense of joy and warmth in a single instant. How warm do you think...Read More
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra Begins Summer Teaching Program
The vibrant arts community and the cultural richness of Roanoke have been major factors in the ability of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute to attract leading medical research teams and their families to Roanoke.
Impacts of Supporting Arts & Culture
Quality of Life
Supporting the arts & culture helps improve the quality of life by:
Providing inspiration and enjoyment to residents
Beautifying shared public spaces
Igniting the mind to stimulate new ways of thinking, communicating, and doing business
Exposure to the arts & culture boost learning for students by:
Improving vocabulary, communication, memory, and social-emotional development in young children
Increasing academic performance and scores on standardized tests.
Finding better jobs, earning degrees, and volunteering.
Supporting the arts and culture helps reinforce the social fabric of our community by:
Preserving historic and cultural heritage
Providing a better understanding and an appreciation for cultural diversity
Facilitating connections and reducing barriers between diverse groups (e.g. age groups, ethnic groups, socioeconomic classes)