About PBS Arts

PBS Arts aims to spark a resurgence of the arts in the United States, helping to make all Americans more aware that the arts are accessible to everyone and ensuring that all Americans understand that the arts are not only for them but also about them. PBS believes the arts enrich the human spirit, create vibrant and healthy communities and should be available to everyone — regardless of their circumstances — to experience and enjoy. 



The PBS Arts website brings audiences directly into the creative process, fosters individual artistic expression and promotes experimentation and exploration. By presenting a broad and diverse range of artistic genres, PBS Arts will reach new audiences by making the arts accessible to everyone, regardless of their geographic location.

Recent Shows

The Royal Paintbox

The Royal Paintbox

The Prince of Wales makes a journey through history to celebrate his artistic genes.

The Highway Men

The Highway Men

The pioneering country music group featured Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson among others.

Web Originals

Bob Dylan at 20 on Freak Shows |Blank on Blank
PBS Digital Studios

Bob Dylan at 20 on Freak Shows |Blank on Blank

During this hour-long interview with Cynthia Gooding, Dylan played some of his own songs.

Cher on Kitsch | Blank on Blank
PBS Digital Studios

Cher on Kitsch | Blank on Blank

On a spring afternoon, Svetkey drove to Cher's house in Malibu for an interview.

Fierce Women of Art | The Art Assignment
PBS Digital Studios

Fierce Women of Art | The Art Assignment

Learn about a group of unapologetic artists who take risks, question art world practices and also happen to be women.

Folk Art + Wordplay | What's Your Style?
KQED Art School

Folk Art + Wordplay | What's Your Style?

Artist Evah Fan makes drawings, zines and more in a style that is influenced by wordplay and folk art techniques.

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PBS Arts made possible with funding from: Anne Ray Charitable Trust | National Endowment for the Arts