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As a result of this program 150+ residents and visitors a day will benefit from this art's project. With the goal of creating a safe, inviting and vibrant downtown, by installing art onto a 50+ year old abandoned building the city is attempting to change the attitudes and behavior of the targeted audience to envision the potential of what the downtown can become. Entitled creative placemaking, if this project is successful the city hopes to incorporate more public art in the downtown. The city will be conducting a series of focus groups to identify the success of the program to change the target audiences attitudes and behaviors on if this project has helped to create a safe, inviting, and vibrant downtown. Creating a set of interactive murals will also allow the audience members to provide direct feedback on how well they like the project, solicit input on additional public art projects, and engage the community on how placemaking can revitalize the downtown.
The city conducted an open house with all of the artists and had between 35-40 participants attend the event. While, the city was unable to put together an interactive mural, the city was able to put together a "snap poll" on the city's website. That poll will be open from September 1-September 31, 2017 to gauge feedback on the success of the project.
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