By Jeffrey Brown, Lorna Baldwin
Ajo, Arizona, was once a robust mining community. Now it is seeking to cast off the image of a ghost town -- and reinvent itself as an arts destination of the Southwest. Stephanie Sy reports for our American Creators series…
By Stephanie Sy, Casey Kuhn
We look to the arts for entertainment, comfort and pleasure -- but they are also an economic engine. According to government analysis, art accounts for almost $900 billion of GDP and over five million jobs. Now, many of these people…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
There’s a house exploding with color at an otherwise unassuming intersection in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The playful installation is called “Rainbow Embassy,” and it’s the work of Madrid-based street artist Okuda San Miguel, who transformed the previously dilapidated home into…
By Joshua Barajas
Americans have been drawn to rural areas in recent years partly due to the appeal of a higher quality of life. These regions have not traditionally been known as art hubs, but some residents say that trend is changing. Jeffrey…
By Jeffrey Brown
By Laura Santhanam
This music workshop helps to keep two things alive -- the region’s arts and culture and residents' ability to recover from addiction.
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