Thursday, May 13, 2010

Frederick Named to List of Top Art Cities

American Style Magazine has named Frederick as one of the Top 25 Small Art Cities in the United States. Each year, American Style, a national publication that promotes the significance of handmade objects of art, has an annual competition to select the top 25 arts destinations in the United States, based on population.

American Style magazine showcases the eclectic lifestyles of artists, the elegant homes of craft collectors and "the art of creative living," making Frederick a perfect fit to be chosen as one of its arts destinations. Their 2010 Arts Destination poll marks the 13th year for such a list, which recognizes a total of 75 cities, the top 25 in each of three categories: big cities (populations of 500,000 or greater), mid-size cities (populations of 100,000 to 499,999), and small cities (populations of less than 100,000).

Frederick is in great company on the list of small cities, which includes the likes of Asheville, North Carolina and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Top large size cities include Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. This may result in increased tourism and recognition that Frederick is an arts destination.