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Arts and Culture

In the pillar of Our Community, Forward Wayne County is focused on Arts and Culture. Arts and Culture incorporates Greater Levels of Involvement and Cultural Amenities to build community cohesion and establish rich organizational relationships. Wayne County has a strong history in the area of arts and culture and will benefit from continued focus in this area. Long- and short-term projects focusing on citizen involvement in arts and culture improves communities, addresses social and civic needs, and leads to broader organizational change. As Forward Wayne County supports the attraction and retention of talent through the county, great importance will be placed on representing broader demographic audiences to celebrate diversity and increase cultural competence – and making Wayne County a place that everyone is proud to call home.

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More than 70 murals are proudly on display in Wayne County. Can you find them all?

By supporting all areas of Wayne County arts and culture, we can inspire our youth to pursue higher levels of educational attainment, improve housing values, increase our population, and decrease local poverty levels.

“The arts empower. The arts give a voice to the voiceless. The arts help transform American communities and, as I often say, the result can be a better child, a better town, a better nation and certainly a better world. Let’s champion our arts action heroes, emulate them and make our communities everything we want them to be.” 

– Robert L. Lynch, President, Americans for the Arts