|An Easels in Frederick artist paints City Hall on June 18, 2014.|
Easels in Frederick, the Frederick Festival of the Arts, and June's art-focused First Saturday are three special events that take place each year in June.
The arts are a draw for tourists, and cities across the nation are competing for businesses and the best and brightest employees. Studies indicate that cities with arts and culture are better able to attract businesses and employees. As creativity flourishes in a community, so does innovation.