I am seriously considering selling my property in Mississippi. It is too far from any shows and the house/yard are too big for me now. I love my studio, but I can build another where ever I end up. The question is "Where Do I Want To End Up?" I know I want to stay South of West Virginia and East of Texas, and I prefer rolling hills to coast, mountains, or delta. That leaves a lot of territory to consider.
I can build to suit if the perfect house is not available, but I cannot build an artist friendly community to order. I am looking for a small to medium sized town or city within relatively easy driving distance of some nice shows. I don't want to live in a large city, but 30+ miles away would be O.K.
I have visited Gatlinburg, TN ( too commercial! ), and Mountain View, AR ( very nice! ). Then it occured to me that there are 5,000+ artists I could ask right here. So if you live in or have visited a town that you think would suit, please let me know.
Hey! We could start a list of Top Ten Places to Live for Artists made by artists! The list I found online was obviously NOT made by anyone having anything to do with art.