The hallways in our local schools brighten the mood on these rainy fall Juneau days. The art is varied and impressive, and each piece speaks to the individual who created it. Children’s art reminds me of how important the arts and our local culture are to our community. We, in Juneau, have the unique opportunity of celebrating, teaching, and learning in a place-based manner. My Tlingit/Athabascan family appreciates having the arts and local culture as integral parts of our schools, and it is one of the reasons Juneau is such a special place to live and raise a family.