the arts

plural noun

: painting, sculpture, music, theater, literature, etc., considered as a group of activities done by people with skill and imagination
She's a patron of the arts.
He wants the government to increase its funding for the arts.

Examples of the arts in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dive into the arts and culture scene in Baton Rouge by visiting galleries such as Ann Connelly Fine Art and Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, or by wandering around the LSU Museum of Art, which showcases everything from 17th-century portraits to contemporary works. Kelsey Ogletree, Southern Living, 25 Sep. 2023 Unlike those men, Kelce is American and his career is based in athletics, not the arts. Doha Madani, NBC News, 25 Sep. 2023 Newsletter Your essential guide to the arts in L.A. Get Carolina A. Miranda's weekly newsletter for what's happening, plus openings, critics' picks and more. Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 2 Sep. 2023 But the real win, according to Jarred Small, Arts Learning Coordinator for the Ohio Arts Council, is the exposure to the arts. Brenda Cain, cleveland, 1 Sep. 2023 Founded in 2004, the Black Belt Community Foundation supports the 12 counties in the Black Belt by providing resources and programming in the arts, community and economic development, education, and health and wellness. Shauna Stuart |, al, 19 Aug. 2023 Grant funds must benefit students through learning a discipline in the arts (performing, visual or language); go beyond a routine lesson with substantive enrichment; and have a lesson objective with a learning goal for students. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 28 July 2023 The other is Theater Camp, a mockumentary that, with apologies to Tom Cruise, might better underscore his message about the importance of committing one’s life to the arts (and at about half the runtime too). Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 15 July 2023 It was originally built for the Phoenix Club, a social organization for German Jewish men that provided programs in the arts. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 14 July 2023 See More

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“The arts.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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