Rashelle Hobbs // Democrat // Salt Lake County Recorder
How have the arts, culture, and/or humanities impacted your life?
- While traveling Europe I have seen the most beautiful art, architecture and it forever alters the way you see yourself and others. I believe art reflects certain time periods in a way that will forever stay with the viewer. Art is about creating beauty and I’m always amazed at the beauty we are able to create, restore and share as a community. I love creating and drawing with my children and seeing the way they view the world and the way in which they see themselves as well. Art influences us all and can change our opinions and shape our experiences. Art is a powerful, beautiful, way of communicating.
Utah's humanities and arts employ 123,000 Utahns, provide $4.4 billion in earnings, and $13.2 billion in sales. This is a larger economic impact than agriculture, mining, and real estate. Do you consider the arts and cultural sector an economic driver in Utah?
Fiscally responsible government investment in the arts and humanities (including humanities and arts education) means to me:
- Having children’s art museums available for our children. Art informs and has the power to shape and motivate us collectively as a community.
Items of Legislation I support:
- I support the RAP tax
- I will ensure existing fund balances are preserved for recreation, cultural organizations, and parks
- Percent for public art programs, which optionally designate 1% of government capital costs for public art
- Friendly ordinances that encourage public and private mural creation
- Increased investment in public art projects to encourage murals, sculptures, utility wraps, and more
I believe percent for art ordinances should apply to:
- Public buildings
- Private Developments
Anything else we should know about you?
- The purpose of art is to inspire, inform, motivate, and challenge. It’s one of the most powerful ways we communicate with others.
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