Art in the Heart: Three Community Perspectives about Revitalizing Main Street Through Art

| Hilton Baltimore, Holiday 5 | Posted: Monday, 3:45-5:00 p.m.

We might not all be able to have a defined arts district, but we all can tie art into our downtown areas. Learn how three communities with populations ranging from 9,000 to 90,000 have used art to draw attention to their Main Streets, pay homage to local heritage, boost tourism, and even keep downtown alive during streetscape construction. CM | 1.25

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the basics of how to Initiate a successful mural program if desired.
  • Develop a sculptural art program based on area heritage.
  • Include art into their downtown streetscape that will not only enhance the built environment but create a more pedestrian friendly environment.
  • Introduce the concepts of art as a means of economic vitality to their downtown business community.

For more information contact:

Crystal Narr, Main Street Chillicothe;

Jeanine Rann, Missouri Main street Connection;

Julie Turnipseed