Murals have become a unique and appealing way of increasing tourism and improving commerce. Fort Myers Mural Society has been working toward this vision of artistic identity and cultural richness in Fort Myers since 2013.
Our goal is to become one of the key mural destinations for tourism in SWFL. In the next five years, through the annual ART STUMBLE event Chalk competition and other fundraising avenues we plan to facilitate the painting of several murals. Mural destinations boast increased tourism which results in significant tax revenues.
FMMS has developed a project plan that will coordinate and promote public mural art through an annual festival speeding us toward our goal, while it brings the community together around art. Through the organized efforts of the Fort Myers Mural Society, this program will rely on corporate sponsors, grant and private funding as well as public participation and community involvement. For our inaugural competition on November 19th 2016 we are hosting a Sidewalk chalk contest, ART STUMBLE, small colorful murals that can be completed in a short time frame will help promote the program.
Please join us in pictorially preserving and celebrating the art, history, environment and cultural richness of Fort Myers while increasing the charm and character of our city for residents and visitors alike. We will take pride in:
• Promoting economic development by increasing tourism, business and tax revenues, and property values
• Inspiring and energizing our town and uniting our community, organized groups, and businesses by encouraging participation from all ages and walks of life
• Beautifying our streets while decreasing vandalism and eliminating graffiti • Creating a greater appreciation of the visual arts and our historical roots while establishing the face and identity of Fort Myers Florida.
It is our dedication and enthusiasm for this project that we hope you will embrace with your support.