What is Art?


The start of the Patagonia Fall Festival, a celebration of music & art, is fast-approaching (October 7 – 9). In light of this, we thought it would be a good idea to ask the question, “What is Art?”.

According to the dictionary, art is an expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. To many of us, art expresses so much more than this.  Rather than trying to convince you of what we feel is the true definition of art, we thought it would be a good idea to present to you some quotes that express the many-faceted elements of what art means to each one of us.