You live in a rural place. Chances are, you travel to purchase your major supplies or you order some of your goods online. Your local coffeehouse or diner is a central gathering space. You read your local newspaper alongside national news, and you know most of the people who populate the stories. You choose to live in this place purposefully – maybe your family has history in this community. You weigh in on local issues because your voice counts. For all of these reasons and more, your rural location is perfect for placemaking and public art. Public art and art-making are community-based – informed, supported, and enriched by local participation.