Art cannot necessarily be a lone wolf adventure. As one lecturer once said, “You cannot make art in a vacuum.” Many artists have found this to be very true, which is why the art community is so important. Human beings thrive on interaction and having a peer group that shares your creative ideals can really help maintain your creativity. Artists support each other in a variety of ways. They may attend gallery openings and art events, help each other with promotion, or simply get together for coffee or dinner to socialize. You’ll also find artists raising funds for charity, teaching, and hosting workshops and critique sessions.