Art can transform communities, enhance our travels and give us insight into a city’s personality. So, we’re seeking out the most remarkable art experiences across the United States: the best immersive experiences, sculpture parks, arts districts, small town art scenes and cities for street art.
A panel of experts has made their nominee selections, and now it's your turn to vote for your top picks. You can vote once per day, per category until polls close on Monday, July 12 at noon ET.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best Arts District
Which art districts have you been dreaming of visiting? — Photo courtesy of E+ / Dusan Stankovic
What makes for an inspiring arts district? Revitalized and renewed urban spaces in once derelict neighborhoods, big-name museums with architecture as impressive as the art housed within, or streets lined with small galleries and studios interspersed with trendy cafes – no two of these 20 nominees for Best Arts District are the same, nor do they offer the same experience, but they all culturally enrich their cities and those who visit.
Best City for Street Art
Each of these 20 nominated cities is like an expansive outdoor art gallery — Photo courtesy of E+ ./ FOTOGRAFIA INC.
Street art is more than just eye-catching; it speaks to a city's culture and personality, and it belongs to the entire community in a way few other forms of art can claim. These 20 cities boast some of America's most extraordinary collections of public art. Vote once per day for your favorite.
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Best Immersive Art Experience
You can be in the middle of the art at these 20 immersive experiences — Photo courtesy of iStock / wacomka
Enjoying art doesn't have to mean gazing at paintings on a wall. These 20 interactive art spaces offer multisensory experiences that are meant to immerse you within the art itself. Which is your favorite?
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Best Sculpture Park
Enjoy an outdoors art experience at these spectacular sculpture parks — Photo courtesy of iStock / Cristhian Alvarez
These 20 sculpture parks and gardens across the United States allow you to appreciate art alfresco. With late spring comes warmer weather, and now’s the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy one near you.
Best Small Town Arts Scene
These small towns have a huge love of art — Photo courtesy of iStock / Punkbarby
Bigger isn't always better, especially when it comes to these 20 small towns, each with a population of fewer than 30,000 people (as of the last census). What each of these towns lack in size, they make up for with big art scenes – museums, art galleries, performing arts and busy event calendars.
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Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on 10Best.com on Friday, June 23.