Art is more than just something pleasing to look at. It entertains us, but it is more than that too. It strengthens the communities we live in. Art brings culture to our communities. It brings diversity. And with that comes desirable places in which to live and relocate.
I moved to Greenville, SC, 13 years ago, and I came seeking a community strong in the arts. I double majored in Psychology and in Art. (And yes, most people hide their doodles from me for fear of my analysis!) It was important for me to find a place to live that believed in the strength that art adds to a community. While Greenville was in the infant stages of building this, I saw their vision and I knew it would happen. And it did, thanks to a wonderful organization known as MAC, Metropolitan Arts Council.