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Artists Create Public Space to Draw Visitors, Promote Tourism

  • Local Champion: Lander Art District
  • Date Funded: May 3, 2021
  • Grant Amount: $7,300

The Lander Art District was born from the desire to promote the vibrant arts community in Lander and build its reputation as a tourism destination. A small group of business owners and creative individuals pooled resources and expertise in an effort to support each other, foster a more friendly community, draw customers and visitors, and spur economic growth. Part of their vision included creating an inviting interactive space in a central location that could serve as LAD’s beating heart. With funding from LOR, the group was able to purchase and install seating, multiple large-scale murals that change on a regular basis, and a public chalkboard where passersby could write inspiring messages.

Impact

Today this once under-utilized downtown block is a dynamic, welcoming hub where locals and visitors alike can experience firsthand Lander’s rich creative arts scene. Local businesses have seen sales growth and increased visitation. Each solicitation on the community chalkboard receives 50+ answers. Public poetry on the chalkboard receives positive comments, both on social media and in person.

Contact our community officer in Lander. Meet Ami Vincent
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