Big Idea #8
Colorful Communities and Arts Programs
Art installations and mural walls like those seen downtown and in Southside could serve as inspiration or points of pride for the Opportunity Neighborhoods. Commissioned public art made by neighborhood artists for local residents is beneficial in many ways: public art is accessible to everyone, helps establish an attachment to place, and can increase social connectedness. Art can also transform a neighborhood’s environment, address safety issues, and provide an outlet for creativity and healing.