Artsy Little Towns-ALTs

I guess if I have a weakness (ha!), it’s for artsy towns. The kind of little town filled with art galleries, festivals at the drop of a hat, and lots of people hanging out at bookstores & coffee shops.

I’m living in one now: Port Townsend, WA. Now that I’m getting ready to bid it farewell (for now), I’ve already started researching others that I might want to check out.

Well, I’ve just found a new guide along the way. 100 Best Art Towns in America. I checked out the library’s copy (that’s me, always frugal) and a quick check showed… no Port Townsend? WTF? And what about Ojai & Mendocino? I did a little more checking (I was going to see if they needed somebody to update this book… Hey, I’m available.) when I figured out, duh, that this is the 2nd edition I’m looking at. There’s an updated version coming out this yr (and there’ve been several more since this one from 1996) and rest assured, PT is in it.

But what I’d really like to find are the undiscovered gems. The NEXT Port Townsend. The ones where you or I could buy a home. So if you have any ideas, let me know. Extra points if it doesn’t (EVER) snow there. How about Estacada, OR?

It looks like a lot of my posts will have to do w/artsy little towns, so I’m creating my own acronym: ALT= Artsy Little Town.

2 Responses to “Artsy Little Towns-ALTs”

  1. Donna says:

    Friends and I just discovered an area of Seattle called Georgetown. Located south of the city near Boeing Field, it is full of artsy studios, funky shops and restaurants and the most amazing gardens I have seen in a long time. Looks like the old homes there are getting bought up and reinvented.

  2. Sara says:

    Thx Donna! I’m going to check that out when I’m back in Nov. for a couple wks. That sounds veeerrry interesting.