Art and creativity are essential to the fabric of any community. After two years of pandemic-related closures and unpredictable in-person participation at theaters, museums, galleries, music venues and small businesses all over the state, we must ask ourselves; what's next? What have we realized about the essential role that the arts play in our culture, as a community resource, and in our future? How do we sustain our creative character? How can we unite to keep our favorite artists, organizations, and talent thriving in our community?