The Superior Experience - always consider adding art before you dig

Art is more than just self-expression and self communication; it allows us to escape and leave behind the stress of the our overly busy lives. … Art plays a role in our community because it helps define us and makes us better.

The phrase “ART Before you Dig” was conceived during a discussion with the Cultural Arts and Public Spaces Committee. The idea came about as the arts committee discussed how to get the message to think creatively out to staff, developers, every business owner and home builder, to think about ways to incorporate art and uniqueness into their proposals and plans.

Top reasons art & place making is important to a community:

  1. Research has shown that cities & towns that emphasize art have more civic and social engagement
  2. Arts organizations stimulate business and economic growth in a community
  3. Inspiring and encouraging children to embrace their individual creativity gives them resources to succeed in life
  4. Art serves to enrich the physical, social and cultural elements of a community
  5. Art has the capability to create a sense of pride
  6. Art entertains and brings joy to a community