The arts are an important part of the community, and many towns have art centers that are used for performances. For example, in Arvada, Colorado there are events at the Arvada Center for the Arts that are free to attend. This includes live theater productions, concerts, openings, exhibitions, lectures, movies, workshops, and more. The center offers an array of programs for people of all abilities who wish to attend. They also offer outreach programs for people who may not be able to visit the center so they can enjoy their art offerings on-site or hold in public spaces.
There are various benefits of attending arts performances such as higher IQ scores; higher grade-point averages; enhanced creativity; improved social skills; improved interpersonal relations; improved ability to cope with stress; potential for reduced anxiety, depression, and substance abuse; enhanced intellectual performance; enhanced problem-solving skills; increased self-esteem among children and teens, emotional well-being for caregivers.