Creative Travel: Exploring The World’s Best Immersive Art Hotels
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Creative Travel: Exploring The World’s Best Immersive Art Hotels

While many hotels are epitomes of style – artworks in themselves, or showcase unique art collections — the following go one step further for those seeking creative experiences along with their bed and breakfast. Celebrate your inner Hemingway or Picasso and bring home something more than a snapshot at the […]

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Gingerbread House. Photo courtesy of Carrie Stephens.
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Gingerbread: History, Traditions And Where To See The World’s Sweetest Artwork

With Christmas quickly approaching, sights, sounds and smells of the season warm the cooling winter air and brighten dark nights. Among the colorful lights and cheery decorations, gingerbread houses have always stood out as being (almost) too ornamental to justify eating. Adorned with succulent gumdrops and candies atop rough German-style […]

A local teaching children to play music in Maboneng
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Maboneng: Johannesburg’s Hipster Hub

Hipster probably isn’t the first word you think of when you picture Johannesburg. While the city has a turbulent past that still affects the way people perceive it, Joburg is home to a number of neighborhoods with worthwhile offerings: Upscale shopping in Sandton, nightlife in Soweto, street art and heritage […]

mission murals
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Colorful Culture: Exploring The Mission Murals In San Francisco, California

Walking through the vibrant streets of the Mission is like walking through a vivid art gallery. Instead of hushed tones and lofty rooms, the artwork here lives on the walls of alleyways and parking lots, on garage doors and children’s playgrounds. It is woven into the fabric of the community, […]

Public art is everywhere in Newtown
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Creative Culture: Exploring Johannesburg’s Art Scene In Eclectic Newtown

“The art in Johannesburg has a big focus on context. People respect and appreciate things more when they have a meaning.” I’m currently on a walking tour through Joburg’s suburb of Newtown with Tania of Past Experiences. A born and bred local herself — as well as a street artist […]

Argentina tango. Photo courtesy of aka_serge.
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Buenos Aires: A Love Story

As an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast, my travel itineraries tend to feature less time spent in cities and more time in rural communities and near the mountains. In fact, when traveling through Argentina I expected to spend very little time in the capital of Buenos Aires. You’ve seen one […]

Circus of Dreams performing at Bizarre. Photo courtesy of Bizarre.
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Avant-Garde Experiences In Bushwick, Brooklyn

For those who want to enjoy New York City‘s arts scene beyond the mainstream offerings, head to Bushwick in Brooklyn. One of the city’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods for the arts, you’ll find everything from offbeat circus acts to experimental theater to open-air art galleries. To help you explore avant-garde Bushwick […]

Los Angeles Brewery Uses Barrel Art To Help Abused Children
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Los Angeles Brewery Uses Barrel Art To Help Abused Children

On July 20 from 4pm to 9pm Angel City Brewery will kick off its “Over a Barrel” exhibit, curated by J.W. Pippen, and includes six local Downtown artists with a special open house and auction to benefit Free Arts, a program that uses art therapy to help abused children. Street […]

CUT at 45 Park Lane Damien Hirst artwork (1)
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New Interactive Art Offerings At Luxury Hotels

Skip the museums and spend the night at one of these art-centric hotels that go beyond pretty paintings on the walls. Whether you’re an artist looking to make it big or a collector wanting to expand your collection, these luxury hotels have introduced new interactive art initiatives for every kind […]

Interesting Locals: Meet Melbourne’s Most Prolific Button Collector
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Interesting Locals: Meet Melbourne’s Most Prolific Button Collector

When exploring the city of Melbourne, walking down the hidden lanes and bright arcades, you’ll notice many unique stores and boutique shops. One particularly interesting space is located in the Cathedral Arcade on the 2nd floor, Buttonmania. Owned by local button collector Kate Boulton, the shop has over four million […]