|Art Basel, Miami. Photo by Associated Fabrication/Flickr.com|
It’s a fact: Art is alive and well in America. It thrives in the American urban milieu, in big-time cities like New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, each with a full complement of world-class museums and galleries, and artsy neighborhoods. But it also thrives in a number of smaller, less-heated locales. Here are five pockets of the American hinterland that are meccas for art lovers.