Mural art deters graffiti, saving the city or building owner money on graffiti remediation.
Murals require little maintenance and last an average of 30 years.
Mural art provides substantial beautification at a fraction of the cost of other capital improvement projects (like landscaping or hardscaping).
Mural art increases foot traffic. Visitors who spend more time walking around patronize local shops, providing a boost to the local economy.
The buildings and businesses with murals become visual icons in the community.
Mural art boosts civic engagement and community pride.
Murals make an awesome backdrop for photos for social media.
Art helps people feel good and improves mental states of being.