“Faulkton residents made a decision long ago to actively encourage creativity and open-mindedness, rather than subject ourselves to the stereotypical limitations of a rural town.”
Public art has a role to play in economic development. It helps develop a town’s identity and character. It can tell the history of a place, inspire people and attract visitors too.
Faulkton, South Dakota is a tiny town with a big commitment to the arts. During the summer of 2018, the community supported the creation of two large-scale murals from international artists. This public artwork portrays people and scenes unique to Faulkton.
Since then, Faulkton, South Dakota has contineued to encourage and grow the area arts. The area's unique public art locations draws visitors from throughout the region.