Yes. Yes it can. I believe this wholeheartedly.
I have seen how art can improve academic gains and social functions in struggling students.
I have seen how art brings a community together for a cause or a goal.
I have seen how art can improve neighborhoods.
I have seen art relieve stress, unlock memories, move someone to tears, and bring joy to so many.
And now, I have seen art raise money for students with special needs to learn to dance. I, along with hundreds of other artists from around thew world, donated a drawing to support this cause.
See all of the amazing works of art submitted here in the Twitter Art Exhibit archive.
See my own art submission from February here.