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The Facts

  • A study conducted by the Americans for the Arts revealed that 87% of Americans believe that the arts, including public art, improve the quality of life.

  •  Public art in a community can have a positive impact on tourism, as visitors are more likely to visit a town that has a thriving arts and culture scene. This influx of tourists can boost the local economy and create jobs for residents. This means that communities with vibrant and engaging mural art scenes can expect to see an increase in visitors, which can translate into increased spending at local businesses such as restaurants, shops, and hotels.

  • A study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania found that the presence of public art in a neighborhood showed that properties located within a tenth of a mile of a public art installation had a 5% increase in value.


  •  Mural art can help to revitalize distressed neighborhoods and spur economic development. A report from the National Endowment for the Arts found that mural art can have a positive impact on property values, making it an attractive investment for property owners and developers. In addition, mural art can also help to create a sense of place and community identity, which can be a powerful driver of economic growth.

  • The Creative Economy Coalition reports that the creative sector is a major contributor to the economy, accounting for over $800 billion in economic activity and 4.9 million jobs in the United States. Mural art is just one aspect of this thriving industry, which includes everything from graphic design and advertising to music and film production.

In conclusion, mural art has a significant economic impact on communities so much, so it’s protected under the constitution’s 1st Amendment and continues to be protected in the courts. Attracting tourists and increasing property values to providing economic opportunities, and promoting social and economic equity is essential. Please continue to support and celebrate the artists and organizations that create these vibrant works of art.

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