If you are planning your annual vacation…
And you are also looking to connect with arts-minded individuals, but you do not have the money to visit New York City or Los Angeles, you might want to check out these alternatives. Scattered throughout North America these unique spots offer opportunities for creatives to mingle, network and hang out with one another.
Little Five Points: Georgia
Located on the east side of Atlanta is a spot known as the Bohomian capital of the south. Little Five Points is a neighborhood famous for its alternative culture and unique businesses. Often compared to San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district, this Bohemian melting pot grew out of a movement in the early 1980s to restore and revitalize the area. The influx of boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, and quirky stores combined with live music venues and its Annual Halloween Festival have made this neighborhood a popular destinations spot for visitors. If you are looking to connect with the local artists, head down to The Porter Beer Bar. You will find a spot laden with artists and musicians and some of the best brew in the country.
without the high cost of airfare to get there. It is full of museums, cultural centers, and artist-centered attractions. There are many spots to explore, from the Musée d’Art Contemporain, with its wide range of exhibits, to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts European and Canadian Art, with its Mediterranean archeology and collection from around the globe. Montréal Tourism Center maintains a listing of other museums and cultural attractions in the city, including kid-friendly spots like Environment Canada’s Biosphere, the Planetarium and the Insectarium. There is also l’Opéra de Montréal and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, which feature world-class productions during their respective performance seasons.
Santé Fe: New Mexico
New Mexico’s capital has a laid-back atmosphere and an art scene that has been steadily on the rise over the last couple of decades. The low cost of living combined with an abundance of museums, galleries, artist retreats, and culture make it both affordable and a welcoming spot to visit. The annual Art Santé Fe gathering is an opportunity to introduce yourself to the works of local, national and international artists. The four-day juried art show takes place in the summer and features works from around the world.