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What do you think the role of public art is, or could be, in our community?

lt johnThe art in this community that we have, [like] Tom Scribner's statue, is a gathering place—as is a lot of the fine sculpture. I think it’s a part of the community that brings us all together, and I hope that we have a lot more of it.

John Sandidge
Santa Cruz | DJ








lt david

I see it generally as a good thing if it’s supporting artists and it's supporting positive affirmations in some way. I think it's a good thing for the community.

David Dubin
Santa Cruz | Schoolteacher













lt angelaIt could encourage people to stay off drugs and live a healthy lifestyle.

Angela Henderson
Santa Cruz | Accountant












lt tiffanyAn increased awareness of things typically unseen but only picked up by a certain amount of people because their senses are heightened toward specific things.

Tiffany Wong
Scotts Valley | Food Safety











lt katiI think music being a form of art is a statement and reflection of our community—being able to bring a diverse sound which brings in a lot of color, which brings in a lot of different artists. So I think it really brings a lot of culture, which is powerful.

Kati Mac
Santa Cruz | Self Employed

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