Which brings up a larger issue, the .app folder itself is typically replaced by new versions of the app, I'm assuming that you're assuming that an installer will always be used which will be scripted to only replace specific portions of the .app folder and not the entire folder, an issue as the folder has been customized by each user that uses the Art Manager and these customizations will be lost.
Typically Mac apps store this kind of content in the
folder to avoid this kind of issue, so that the app itself can be tossed or replaced as desired. I think it's import to mention to new users on the Mac that the app itself is special and not to delete it, as it is a unique case. Typically most devs also don't touch the .app folder as the entire thing can be hashed to ensure that it hasn't been tampered with.
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Also, another consideration, many Mac backup tools don't backup the app folder as they're considered replaceable files and not important. In this case there could be substantial effort embedded in the Art Manager.