Public art serves two primary functions: It provides a tool for economic revitalization and creates community identity. It helps shape the quality of life for people in a community by offering a form of expression that embodies a community’s spirit. It represents a sense of community pride and brings people together.
I highly recommend exposing your children to events like this. The more children are exposed to contemporary art the more likely they will gain a lifelong appreciation of art. So seek out events like this in your community. It’s a great way to spend a day with the family! You and your family should milk these kind of events for all they’re worth.