An arts program designed to grow the arts in Bay County. Step one is already in progress, getting artists back to work by providing supplies, workshops and opportunities to sell their work. Step two an Art Center on the beach that would act as a hub providing programs and arts opportunities on site and in the community while supporting activities of other arts venues in Bay County.
Nationwide the arts contributed 166.3 billion dollars in economic activity, $63.8 billion spent by arts and culture themselves another 102.5 billion is generated from events related spending by audiences
$102.5 billion supported jobs
15,7 billion government revenue
46.6 billion household income
The Arts have proven the ability to produce substantial long-term and lasting positive economic effects. . Communities that have invested in the arts have an accountable advantage over communities that have not. This project is a proven sustainable commodity both physically and financially.