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Old 12-22-2017, 12:56 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for your help! It was incredibly useful and helped us to narrow down some points of interest.
We ended up choosing Bisbee, Arizona and are excited to get down there!
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Old 12-23-2017, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Covington or Abita Springs, Louisiana - outside of New Orleans but definitely not IN New Orleans. Abita Springs is close to Covington, which is close to New Orleans, and it's a bit of an artist's enclave.

Also, Ben Wheeler or Edom, Texas - close to Dallas but both are small, artist enclaves. And Salado is close to Austin and is an artsy town.

Oops, just read that you made your choice but hopefully you can visit the towns I mentioned on vacation. Good luck.
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Old 12-23-2017, 07:34 AM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Silver City, NM

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Old 12-23-2017, 07:55 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Covington or Abita Springs, Louisiana - outside of New Orleans but definitely not IN New Orleans. Abita Springs is close to Covington, which is close to New Orleans, and it's a bit of an artist's enclave.

Also, Ben Wheeler or Edom, Texas - close to Dallas but both are small, artist enclaves. And Salado is close to Austin and is an artsy town.

Oops, just read that you made your choice but hopefully you can visit the towns I mentioned on vacation. Good luck.
My very favorite painting in my personal collection came from an antique store in Abita Springs!
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Old 12-23-2017, 07:57 AM
 
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Boulder?
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:57 AM
 
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What do you mean by "artsy"? When people use that term they are usually referring to visual arts (painting and maybe some crafts). When I hear that term I think of all the arts which includes, theatre, dance, music, ect. For instance, New York is artsy, LA is artsy, Boston is artsy. I know they are all larger cities, but the term "artsy" means different things to different people.
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Old 12-23-2017, 12:35 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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What do you mean by "artsy"? When people use that term they are usually referring to visual arts (painting and maybe some crafts). When I hear that term I think of all the arts which includes, theatre, dance, music, ect. For instance, New York is artsy, LA is artsy, Boston is artsy. I know they are all larger cities, but the term "artsy" means different things to different people.
I think of such as a community as one that strives not only to maintain an artistic presence (galleries, schools, festivals, theaters and troupes) but to inspire the artistic community as well (instruction, seminars, collaboration, fellowship and financial support). Affluence, universities, natural beauty and eccentricity are often overlaps in such a place.
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Old 12-24-2017, 05:56 AM
 
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My very favorite painting in my personal collection came from an antique store in Abita Springs!
I'm jealous - I love Abita Springs! What a cute town. And I'm a sucker for original art that I find in little antique or resale stores.

Another town I wanted to mention - but it gets more cold weather than the southern towns I mentioned - is Yellow Springs, Ohio. Dave Chappelle actually lives there, which always strikes me as weird, but anyway, it's a very artsy, hippie little town with a lot of charm. It's close to Dayton.
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Old 12-24-2017, 09:20 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Artistic communities sometimes pop up in unexpected places. In the middle of nowhere, for example (on Florida's "Forgotten Coast") is the community of Cedar Key. Artists often seem to derive value from remoteness and solitude.

Old Florida & Historic Town: The Island City of Cedar Key, Fla
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Old 12-24-2017, 09:45 AM
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Location: Ontario
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Thank you everyone for your help! It was incredibly useful and helped us to narrow down some points of interest.
We ended up choosing Bisbee, Arizona and are excited to get down there!
Thanks again!
Good choice. You’ll like Bisbee, best climate in AZ too.

Jerome, AZ and Silver City, NM are also good.
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