Murals have become a unique and appealing way of increasing tourism and improving commerce. Clark County Mural Society has been working toward a vision of artistic identity and cultural richness in Vancouver, Washington since 2004. We currently have thirteen murals to date, with a much larger vision.
Our goal is to become one of the key mural destinations for tourism on the West Coast. in the next five years, through the annual Summer of Murals competition, we plan to bring Vancouver’s number of murals to over 100. Mural destinations boast increased tourism which results in significant tax revenues.
CCMS has developed a project plan that will coordinate and promote public mural art through an annual festival speeding us toward our goal, while it brings the community together around art. through the organized efforts of the Clark County Mural Society, this program will rely on corporate sponsors, grant and private funding as well as public participation and community involvement. For our inaugural competition in 2012, we aim to put seven murals on walls between 3rd and 6th Streets in downtown Vancouver.
Please join us in pictorially preserving and celebrating the art, history and culture of Vancouver while increasing the charm and character of our city for residents and visitors alike. We will take pride in:
• Promoting economic development by increasing tourism, business and tax revenues, and property values
• Inspiring and energizing our town and uniting our community, organized groups, and businesses by encouraging participation from all ages and walks of life
• Beautifying our streets while decreasing vandalism and eliminating graffiti • Creating a greater appreciation of the visual arts and our historical roots while establishing the face and identity of Vancouver, Washington
It is our dedication and enthusiasm for this project that we hope you will embrace with your support.