“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.”
-Henry David Thoreau
From exploring galleries to museums, to attending festivals and visual arts exhibitions, arts travel can fulfill and stimulate travelers on many levels.
Major cities around the world have museums housing the works of the great masters. Cities such as Basel, Miami and Hong Kong host art fairs that draw thousands of collectors, curators and casual observers.
From the West End to Off-Broadway to famous colosseums that display the world’s greatest talents, experiencing the arts can energize and engage travelers in surprising and unexpected ways.
Arts travel introduces us to some exemplary works of budding artists and world renowned artists. Art works have a special way of conveying their message. The canvass and its colours speak volumes and we all simply love that.
Seventeen miles down a gravel road that cuts through an empty expanse of desert to reach the northeastern edge of Utah’s Great Salt Lake is an enigmatic art destination that’s worth the pilgrimage. And pilgrimage it is. Read moreUnited States Off the Beaten Path The Arts
The Spanish city of Barcelona had been Antoni Gaudi’s canvas and muse, at once. The 19th-century architect-wizard used the entire Catalonian city to express his creative genius and seamlessly blended the Gothic and the French Art-Nouveau with Expressionism to create his architectural masterpieces. Read moreSpain History The Arts
The American heartland city of Eau Claire is enjoying an artistic renaissance. Sitting at the junction of the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers in Wisconsin, Eau Claire is French for “clear water,” and water is a defining physical feature of the city. Read moreUnited States The Arts
Officially deemed the “Live Music Capital of the World” in 1991, Austin, Texas is a city ripe with musicians, politicians, authors, activists, artists, and other creative types Read moreUnited States Literature & Music The Arts
Do you believe in ghosts or vampires? On today’s show you’ll meet two people that do—a paranormal photographer and a writer who traveled along dracula’s trail. Read moreThe World Experiences Off the Beaten Path The Arts Human Trafficking Social Responsibility
One destination, which is still considered fairly off the beaten track, is Macedonia, a small country with a rich history and beautiful nature. If you’re looking for an interesting Balkan destination with fewer tourists, Macedonia makes a great choice. Here are the top five places to visit in Macedonia. Read moreEurope Off the Beaten Path The Arts
The Golden Triangle region of Northern Thailand sits at the intersection of three Southeast Asian countries along the Mekong and Ruak Rivers: Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. A visit to this area is an incredible way to learn about the culture, history, and traditional arts of the region, which have been … Read more Read moreAsia History The Arts Social Responsibility
On a warm June day, the ocean breeze cools balmy Busan, South Korean’s busiest port city. As I stand overlooking Gamcheon Culture Village nestled on the coast, I shiver as I imagine what it once was: a dangerous slum, ravaged by war. Read moreAsia Architecture History The Arts
Brazil has a rich cultural heritage, countrywide celebrations, locally sourced scrumptious cuisine and natural attractions that attract millions of travelers every year. Read moreCentral and South America Budget Travel Events & Festivals The Arts
Award-winning artist and sculptor Tyree Guyton started The Heidelberg Project in 1986 as a political protest after he returned to his old Detroit neighborhood, the Heidelberg area in the McDougall-Hunt Neighborhood, and found dereliction and debris. Read moreUnited States Insights The Arts Preservation
Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the old Wieliczka Salt Mine is the most popular tourist attractions in Poland and offers a unique experience into the underworld civilization and local culture. Read moreEurope Experiences The Arts
They say art is in the eye of the beholder. When you visit Kinston, North Carolina, art will be in your eyes, ears, and taste buds too. Read moreUnited States The Arts
Ohio, often referred to as the “Buckeye State,” is a diverse and captivating destination that offers a wealth of attractions for visitors. From bustling cities to picturesque natural landscapes, Ohio has something to offer everyone. Whether you’re an adventure enthusiast, a history buff, or a nature lover, there are five … Read more Read moreUnited States Family Travel The Arts