As a grant recipient, teacher, and panelist, 2015 Fellowship Recipient Nicole Pietrantoni has a unique perspective on Artist Trust’s impact in Walla Walla. Click here to support our statewide programming on #GivingTuesday!
“Walla Walla may be a small, rural town but our arts community is vibrant and rich. We have an incredible network of talented artists and makers who call Walla Walla home. Artist Trust provides a platform for us to connect and exchange ideas. Artist Trust’s programming and resources help to educate, inspire, and empower our creative community to keep making their work and sharing it with the world.
Our creative community is diverse and impacts many aspects of Walla Walla including our town’s economy, job market, and quality of life. The arts are an important aspect of what makes Walla Walla a unique place to call home.
As a teacher I believe the arts have the power to transform the way we see ourselves and the world around us. The arts can help all of us to be more engaged, reflective, and critical citizens. Art isn’t just an object or thing we hang on the wall – it’s an activity. The arts ask us to solve problems, analyze, discuss, and look more critically at information and ideas. We need to support the arts now more than ever - not only to support those artists who are currently making work, but to help cultivate our next generation of artists, thinkers, and makers.”