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How public art benefits the community.

The addition and inclusion of art into any environment plays a significant role in the encouragement of lasting economic growth, creating and sustaining cultural identity, and creating a sense of belonging.

In Jackson Hole, you'll find fantastic public art displays woven throughout the community. In and around town, you'll find public art installations, unique sculptures, and beautiful murals of all sizes. Arts and culture are alive and well in Jackson, WY, find ways to discover it. 

1. Economic Growth

Engaging in public art generates excitement and ultimately leads to increased foot traffic, which benefits surrounding businesses.

2. Cultural understanding

Public art reflects a community and its surroundings working to cultivate a cultural identity by setting a community apart and attracting people to its uniqueness. Artwork helps express a community's values and creates an elevated sense of awareness for community members and visitors.

3. Cultural Identity

Art represents life in many ways. When community members see themselves reflected in social spaces, they feel a sense of respect, ultimately allowing for people to identify with the place they are from, live in, or are visiting.

4. Sense of belonging

Art brings people together. Displaying art in public places and making it accessible to everyone inspires engagement and a feeling of belonging to a community.

40-foot art installation by Bland Hoke.

Read more about "Why Public Art Matters". 


Blog by Communications Manager, Andi Gollwitzer.