The aims of the commission are to highlight natural riches, celebrate regional history, and make the city and life in it more beautiful.
The vision of the CCAC is for the streets, parks, events, sites, and lives of Canton to be made more beautiful and meaningful through a collective and sustained effort to incorporate, celebrate, and promote the arts in Canton, Kristin Norton Green shares.
“The CCAC was formed with the understanding that art — be it visual, tangible, permanent, or living — can and should enhance a city and the lives of its residents and visitors alike,” she points out.
Goals are to put Canton on “The Map” and create places and opportunities for community interaction and engagement. The commission also wants to celebrate all Canton has to offer. And, of course, to generate tourism and business through art — both directly and indirectly.
“The Canton Cultural Arts Commission will work to support and fund cultural arts activities, programs, and exhibits. By advancing arts and culture as an essential element of life in Canton, we build community and connectivity while increasing economic development opportunities and promoting tourism. I’m so excited to be working with this group of volunteers on public art initiatives, events, and more as we really try to capture the synergy between culture and commerce,” Canton City Councilor Brooke Schmidt says.
Arts commission members are excited about the plans and ready to see art take center stage in Canton. Each of the commission members brings a positive perspective to the group.