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Artist Festivals are Good Fun and Good for the Community

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Artist Festivals are Good Fun and Good for the Community

  I think we can all agree that art festivals are quaint and welcoming. The one I attended this year is called Chenango Colorscape Arts Festival. This festival is free to attend and draws 10-15,000 people to the heart of downtown Norwich, New York. Arts are the fourth largest driver of tourism that include visits to museums, theaters, festivals, and community projects, according to Americans for the Arts. Return on investment by a nonprofit arts and cultural organization and its audiences for an event such as this one can turn $1 dollar into a little over $9. That equates to...

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