Art can transform communities, enhance our travels, and give us insight into a city’s personality. So, we’re seeking out the most remarkable art experiences across the United States: the best art museums, immersive experiences, sculpture parks, arts districts, small town art scenes, and cities for street art.
A panel of experts has made their nominee selections across six art-filled categories, and now it’s your turn to vote for your top picks. You can vote once per day, per category until polls close on Monday, February 19 at noon ET.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best Art Museum
Which art museum do you love to visit? — Photo courtesy of shironosov / iStock / Getty Images Plus
The United States is home to some of the world’s most impressive art museums showcasing famous and comprehensive collections. Whether you’re interested in the classics or the best of contemporary art, you’ll find it at one of these 20 museums, nominated by an expert panel as the best in the country.
Which art museum is your favorite?
Vote: Best Art Museum »
Best Arts District
Which art districts have you been dreaming of visiting? — Photo courtesy of FOTOGRAFIA INC. / E+
What makes for an inspiring arts district? Revitalized and renewed urban spaces in once derelict neighborhoods, big-name museums with architecture as impressive as the art housed within, or streets lined with small galleries and studios interspersed with trendy cafes? No two of these 20 arts districts — nominated by an expert panel — are the same, nor do they offer the same experiences, but they all culturally enrich their cities and those who visit.
Which arts district do you enjoy the most?
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Best City for Street Art
Each of these 20 nominated cities is like an expansive outdoor art gallery — Photo courtesy of FOTOGRAFIA INC. / E+
Street art is more than just eye-catching; it speaks to a city’s culture and personality, and it belongs to the entire community in a way few other forms of art can claim. These 20 cities — nominated by an expert panel — boast some of America’s most extraordinary collections of public art.
Which city do you think has the best street art?
Vote: Best City for Street Art »
Best Immersive Art Experience
You can be in the middle of the art at these immersive experiences — Photo courtesy of wacomka / iStock / Getty Images Plus
Enjoying art doesn’t have to mean gazing at paintings on a wall. These interactive art spaces — nominated by an expert panel as the best in the country — offer multisensory experiences that are meant to immerse you within the art itself.
Which immersive art experience is your favorite?
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Best Sculpture Park
Enjoy an outdoors art experience at these spectacular sculpture parks — Photo courtesy of kali9 / E+
Discover the allure of open-air artistry at these 20 sculpture parks and gardens, nominated by an expert panel as the best across the United States. These captivating spaces blend the beauty of nature with the ingenuity of human creation, offering visitors a unique journey through large-scale masterpieces set against the backdrop of the American landscape.
Which sculpture park would you most like to explore?
Vote: Best Sculpture Park »
Best Small Town Arts Scene
These small towns have a huge love of art — Photo courtesy of Punkbarby / iStock / Getty Images Plus
Bigger isn’t always better, especially when it comes to these 20 small towns — each with a population of fewer than 30,000 people (as of the last census) — nominated by an expert panel for offering the best arts and culture in the country. What each of these towns lack in size, they make up for with big arts scenes — museums, art galleries, performing arts, and busy event calendars.
Which small town do you think has the best arts scene?
Vote: Best Small Town Arts Scene »
Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on Friday, March 1.