Cool Artist Communities Around The World 🌎 🎨
The Gamcheon Cultural Village in Busan, South Korea is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Ask for the village map for a DIY scavenger hunt.
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The Tabaclera in Lavapies, Madrid is an old tobacco factory turned den of creatives looking to make music, art, and build community.
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Rainbow Village in Taichung, Taiwan is the work of one man, now in his 90s (hence his nickname Rainbow Grandpa). It’s free to the public to explore!
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La Tierra de Artists is what the Oaxacans of Mexico call Arrazola, a township known for making the folkloric wooden animals called “alebrijes.”
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Singapore’s Haji Lane is where all the hipsters come to play with bombastic bars bedecked in cool murals and shops owned by independent artists.
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Saigon, Vietnam is a playground for creatives. Visit 42 Nguyen Hue, a residential building transformed into a playhouse of shops and cafes.
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The self-proclaimed “Republic of Uzupis” is an bohemian community in Vilnius, Lithuania that declared itself its own republic with a constitution.
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Treasure Hill in Taipei, Taiwan is similar to Gamcheon. It was an illegal army settlement but the city beautified it with an artistic makeover.
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Portland, Oregon’s slogan of “keeping it weird” makes it one for the best artistic spots in the world. Tov coffee bus is an Egyptian cafe.
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Udaipur is known as India’s most romantic city. The artisans of the city are known for their beautiful paintings.
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Georgetown in Penang, Malaysia is one of the world’s most delightful artist communities thanks to interactive murals that are free to the public.
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Telleskivi Creative City in Tallinn, Estonia attracts digital nomads from around the world thanks to the world’s first digital nomad visa.
Montreal’s creative spirit can be felt in full force in the Plateau-Mont-Royal area. Check out the MURAL festival held in the summertime.
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