Art in Downtown
Why Art is Important to Downtown
Research shows that an active arts community helps to revitalize downtowns. According to The American Planning Association, the activities of the arts and culture sector and local economic vitality are connected in many ways. Arts, culture, and creativity can:
- Improve a community’s competitive edge
- Create a foundation for defining a sense of place
- Attract new and visiting populations
- Integrate the visions of community and business leaders
- Contribute to the development of a skilled workforce
Art is transforming Downtown, whether it is murals, custom designed glass baskets on light poles, urban art panels, pop up galleries, an annual art walk or art on loan, creativity is growing and abounding in Downtown Tigard!
Click the following links to see examples in each of these categories
Aerial Tour of Downtown Tigard – Our Transforming Downtown!
State of the City Address highlights key components of Downtown Tigard
Urban Art Panels
First piece of Urban Art in the making by Ashley Montague
Other Urban Art Panels in Downtown Tigard