7 of the world's most wonderful art colonies

These cities and towns cultivate creative expression like few other places.

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Art colonies aren't as prevalent as they once were. Art colonies aren't as prevalent as they once were. (Photo: Pressmaster/Shutterstock)

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Art for art's sake

It can be hard to be an artist when you've got life to deal with. But not in those places where art is life, most specifically art colonies. These towns and villages, cities and hamlets may emphasize different artistic disciplines and be run in different ways, but fundamentally they have a common goal: to provide an atmosphere that inspires creation. Here are several worth knowing about.

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