“A long time ago, we would actually make a pot, and carry it on our head. We would use it for the things we needed,” said Simpson. “And nowadays, we have these cars, and we use them, and it’s still…
By Kira Wakeam
The benefits of life in larger cities can also come with the loss of a rich rural or indigenous craft culture. But this social enterprise company aims to bridge the gap between native artists and customers across the world.
By Maea Lenei Buhre
As the American Library Association bestows its 2018 “I Love My Librarian” awards, librarian Kristen Arnett expresses her humble opinion on why visiting a library is the best way to show your appreciation.
On South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, a substantial number of Native households earn income by creating and selling art. But many of these residents lack access to the transportation and financing that would enable them to market and grow their…
By Jeffrey Brown, Mike Fritz
By PBS NewsHour
Can an immersive, mystery funhouse help revive a state like New Mexico? Economics correspondent Paul Solman visits Meow Wolf, a Santa Fe hippie artist collective turned business that convinced the "Game of Thrones" author to buy and lease them a…
By PBS NewsHour
Artist Dale Chihuly has become synonymous with reimagining what glass can do. Having long ago stopped blowing glass himself, at 75, he heads an art world enterprise at his Seattle studio. But using a team of artists to create his…
By Mihir A. Desai
The cold calculus and material emphasis of finance seems about as far removed as one can imagine from the arts. And yet, many great writers and artists were tied to finance vocationally. Can you guess who?…
The growARTS program grew from a volunteer operation to one run by full-time staff. For the adults in the program who couldn't express themselves verbally, art gave them another outlet for expression.
By Teresa Wiltz, Stateline
Fearful of losing arts and entertainment, some cities are trying to provide artists and musicians with affordable places to live and work.
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