43% Increase in Sales Tax Revenue?!
Yes, this is what happened in the small town of Arnaudville, LA when their community embraced a concept called “Creative Placemaking”
Creative Placemaking is an evolving field of practice that intentionally leverages the power of the arts, culture and creativity to serve a community’s interest while driving a broader agenda for change, growth and transformation in a way that also builds character and quality of place. Simply, it is taking spaces and turning them into places for human interaction. Festivals, grassy areas with art and music, a business that invites people for coffee and French speaking on a Saturday morning – these are just a few examples of Creative Placemaking that attract people to an area. People come, sales happen, businesses open, jobs are created, and pride in your community flourishes. Partners have collaborated to create a Cultural & Arts Economic Master Plan for Acadia Parish. The communities in Acadia are being asked to share what you love here and what you’d like to see.
Your Voice, Your Vision, Your Plan
Join us at a Community Visioning Session near youl
Thursday, August 2
8:00-9:30am: The Green Room, Rayne
10:45am-12:15pm: Acadia Parish Library, Crowley
4:30-6:00pm: Le Musee’, 125 Duson Avenue, Iota
Friday, August 3
9:15-10:30am: Le Vieux Presbytere, Church Point
2:30-3:45pm: Fire District 5 Training Center, Estherwood