Art is a very powerful entity. It has influenced the design of the car you drive, your cell phone and the plate from which you ate breakfast. Art is in everything we see even though we might not think about it right away. It is a vastly important part of our daily lives and that of our children. It adds color and enjoyment to the ordinary and mundane. It provides children with important life skills such as decision making, problem solving, articulating a vision and building self-discipline and self-confidence. It also improves team-building skills and instills in them a respect for different points of view and different traditions and cultures. In other words, a child who is exposed to the arts is better equipped to deal with life’s many challenges.