Crescent City and Del Norte County will be able to attract teachers, artists, visitors, professionals, and families as a result of the Center's efforts to elevate their visibility and establish them as centers of excellence and opportunity.
DRIVING POSITIVE CHANGE
The Path Of Opportunity
The Facilities For The Arts Education is one elegant addition to the local business community can drive so much positive change.
Del Norte County ranks among the five lowest counties in California for per capita income, and has a median per capita income of $24,708, compared to the state average of $33,700.
Del Norte County
Los Angeles County
students in the district
2017 Student Data
Qualify for free or reduced lunch
A True Public & Private Partnership
A GREAT INVESTMENT
Building A Cultural Destination
The Center can leverage Del Norte County's Powerful Assets.
The County has an annual influx of 1,474,871 visitors per year.
Del Norte County has incredible natural surroundings. There is a well-documented connection between people who visit national parks or national forests and arts attendees.
How the Engine Works
Starts with a $42M capital investment from private and government sources outside of Del Norte County.
Americans for the Arts studies have shown that arts audiences spend an average of $31.47 on top of tickets.
PPA plans to present 50 touring performers a year, with an average attendance of over 500 per event.
Cultural tourists spend 2X more than other tourists.
68% of all tourism in the US is driven by arts
Arts in Rural Communities
1/3 of attendees are from outside the county
2/3 say that the arts were the main reason for visiting the community
41% said they would go somewhere else if the arts weren't there
35.3 million Americans say that arts, cultural, or heritage activities influenced their choice of destination
Economic data by the Dept. of Human Ecology, Community & Regional Development Program, UC Davis, 2023.
Sense of Place Supports Livability
The arts reinforce the sense of “place” that builds the magnetism of a community
Access to arts attracts a diverse, high-skilled, high-salary workforce
Sense of place provides a vital tool to retain youth in their communities and encourages them to contribute to its prosperity
Arts have a close link to entrepreneurship. A vibrant arts sector fosters an entrepreneurial spirit and inspires professionals.