The results of a recent study conducted by Americans for the Arts show organizations involved in the arts spent $1 million during fiscal year 2015 and, according to a press release from Lake County government, event-related spending by those attending totaled $8 million. The study further indicated that generated nearly $3.7 million in household income for residents.
County Commissioner Wendy Breeden was quoted as saying, “Lake County was proud to take part in this national study of 351 regions, including major cultural epicenters like Miami and Chicago.” Wendy is the liaison to the Lake County Arts & Cultural Alliance.
Since many attendees are out-of-town visitors, they stay in hotels, which supports the county’s Tourist Development Tax. That money goes to promote Lake County as a tourist destination and build infrastructure to bring more travelers into the area.