All over the world art and literature play a big part in the culture of the area. Art and literature tell the story of the land and the different people that have graced it.
The state of California has been like a melting pot of so many different cultures that the art and literature that is presented in the area has been great and diverse. For instance, in Santa Barbara California they sponsor an art walk. The art walk is designed to open all of the galleries within the area while patrons walk up and down the streets to admire the works of the local artists in the galleries. Studio tours have also become more popular. A studio tour is when an artist actually opens up his or her home or private studio space to visitors. This in turn can help the patron feel slightly closer to the artists and ask them questions about their works on a one on one basis. Art festivals also happen a few times a year in which various artists come together in a fairly centralized location to display their works.
Not only is California rich in the arts but it has also been rich in literature as well. Since California has so many available venues such as coffee houses with open mic nights and various universities in the state the original literature that has been written is in no short supply. Performing arts having to do with literature such as poetry have become more and more abundant on a daily basis throughout the community.
Without art and literature one would have no idea of past events. Some of the earliest documentations of goings on have been displayed through art. Without these symbols and pictures we as a people may have never understood where we have come from or the hardships that all of our ancestors had to endure.