Joy is the emotion I think is most associated with the arts; Mike Martone tried to make that case to you. . . By participating in the arts as creator or audience member, you open yourself up to joy. Of the emotions, joy is perhaps especially interesting in that its power is the unexpected way it takes hold. (You’re at a club, you’re dancing, you’re uninterested, just going through the motions, and then — pow — it hits. A feeling of lightness, of intimacy — or sometimes separation — a feeling of total pleasure.)
The articles here argues that an art form we sometimes think of as puerile, or silly, actually delivers up much joy — and often — and is also capable of delivering a message too.