What We Do

ArTs at Bost – Touching Lives

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.

  • Self-expression
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-regulation
  • Self-reliance

Health Benefits of Art

Art has many benefits and applications.  Art can be used in education, teaching mathematics, English, communication, and self-expression.  In addition, art has many health benefits.  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.  

There are also instances in which individuals who suffer from behavioral health disorders experience a temporary relief of symptoms while fully engaged in the practice of their art.  Some individuals report a decrease in stress and anxiety.  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.

What can I do?


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 artsatbost@bost.org

What Art Means to Me

"What art has shown me is that in spite of my visual issues that I have, I can still create something beautiful.  That means something to me.  Each week I am challenged to step outside my comfort zone, and try something I haven’t been able to do before.  I have learned through doing this that things are only scary until you face it down.  I hope through this I can inspire other people with visual issues to step out and try so they can create something beautiful, too."

Stephanie Kizziar, Artist