…places artists and art at the center of planning, execution and activity.

…leverages access to realize creative potential already present in a place.

…creates opportunities for people of all income levels and backgrounds to thrive in place.

…supports economic diversity in the community, providing multiple points of entry and interaction for people of all incomes.

…creates interesting places that capitalize on their distinctiveness.

…fosters connections among people and across cultures.

…creates a place where people want to go and linger. Successful places attract people beyond those already there.

…contributes to a mix of uses and people that makes places more diverse, more interesting and more active, thus making spontaneous interaction more likely.

…is always presenting itself to the public; encouraging pedestrian activities and experiences.

…creates a place where business wants to be located.

…convinces people that a place can have a different and better future.