HENDERSON ARTS & CULTURE
MASTER PLAN

As our city prepares to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic the Arts & Culture Master Plan (which began prior to the onset of the pandemic) provides us an opportunity to prepare our arts community for not only a way to recover but also to ensure an ever more vibrant future.


WHAT IS AN ARTS AND CULTURE
MASTER PLAN?

The Henderson Arts & Culture Master Plan will help us better express the uniqueness and artistic vitality of Henderson by setting the standard and strategic direction for how we continue to implement and enjoy arts and culture in our community.

Arts and culture help us celebrate our heritage, communicate our direction, and characterize our sense of place. Thoughtfully implemented cultural programming will define Henderson and project special qualities and competitive advantages to visitors and those that want to invest. In this way, our Arts & Culture Master Plan doubles as an important economic development tool.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF AN ARTS & CULTURE MASTER PLAN?

The plan will define three main outcomes that will help our elected officials as they make decisions about arts and culture in Henderson.

REACH: How do we create a robust and inclusive arts and culture ecosystem in Henderson?

DEPTH: How do we ensure effectiveness?

INVESTMENT: How do we bring new resources to the City of Henderson and its residents?

Anyone who lives, works, or invests in Henderson is encouraged to be involved in shaping the Henderson Arts & Culture Master Plan. Take the survey below to give your input on arts and culture in Henderson. Enter your email to stay updated on future opportunities.

WE WANT YOUR INPUT

Take The Survey!

HOW TO SHARE

  1. Navigate to an area in Henderson in map below where you'd like to mark.
  2. Click the Green selection button in the top left corner of your screen.
  3. Drop pin where you'd like to mark your selection.
  4. Choose a type of pin and share a description of it.

COLOR KEY

Orange: Special Stories

Yellow: Special Places

Red: Special People

Blue: Special Art Pieces

Black: Where Public Art Currently Exists

Lavender: Where Public Art Should Exist

PUBLIC ART & PLACEMAKING

In addition to focusing broadly on arts and culture the Plan will also focus specifically on public art and placemaking in the City of Henderson.

What is Placemaking?

Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and well-being.

How does Public Art connect with Placemaking?

Public Art is a commonly used tool to help accomplish placemaking efforts in cities all over the world. Art in public places provides meaning to our public spaces, reflects the history of our city, adds uniqueness to our neighborhoods, and humanizes our built environment. Public art provides the intersection between our past, present, and future, and also has the power to transform our city because an investment in public art creates a gain in social, economic, and cultural value.

-Social Value: When people see themselves reflected in their civic spaces, they have a sense of attachment that allows them to feel ownership and respect.

-Economic Value: Enhancing the identity and character of Henderson through public art directly supports cultural tourism and economic development strategies, which can attract and retain residents.

-Cultural Value: Public Art has the power to create uniqueness through the reflection of the local history and culture which gives communities a sense of place and identity.

SAMPLE PUBLIC ART

  • Artist: MADSTEEZZ

  • Example of Lighting

  • Sample of Lighting

  • Artist: Bruce Munro

  • Artist: Bruce Munro

  • Artist: Guido Van Helten

  • Artist: Jae-Hyo Lee

  • Artist: Jan Hendrix

  • Artist: Jan Hendrix

  • Artist: Jan Hendrix

  • Artist: Michael McGillis

  • Artist: Stephen Knapp

  • Artist: Stephen Knapp

  • Artist: Benjamin Lozninger

GET INVOLVED

Are you interested in giving more feedback for the Arts & Culture Master Plan? Consider joining an upcoming focus group. Enter your name and email address below to receive notifications on upcoming focus group opportunities.

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