The ArTs at Bost – Touching Lives.
Bost is a community-based, not-for-profit agency providing services for individuals in Western Arkansas who have mental & developmental disabilities.
The Arts at Bost program is a way for individuals to find a creative outlet, help them achieve their goals of artistic expression & improve their belief in themselves.
Art is more than paint on a canvas.
It has educational applications. It teaches self-expression and communication, as well as mathematics. It can also create an avenue for release, and a moment in time that belongs only to the individual creating the art. The world falls away, along with the stress of everyday living.
Art has many benefits and applications.
Art can be used in education, teaching mathematics, English, communication, and self-expression. Art creates the opportunity for artists to release pent up emotions, and to communicate in a manner that does not require written or spoken word. It creates feelings of peace, calm, happiness, and fulfillment. It may also boost feelings of self-esteem and self-worth.
Individuals who suffer from behavioral health disorders can experience a temporary relief of symptoms while fully engaged in the practice of their art. Many even report a decrease in stress and anxiety.
Get involved. Make a difference.
Whether you’re an artist or a patron of the arts, when you support the art community, you are supporting education, health, and well-being in others – you’re building a better community and a better future.
There are many ways in which to help sustain art activities.Support could range from classes to supplies to an art exhibition. You too can be a sponsor! Donations in any amount are always greatly appreciated.
Please contact Laura Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org