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When we think of the poet Walt Whitman, we usually associate him with New York or Washington, DC. But Alabama? Not so much. But for filmmaker Jennifer Crandall, formerly a video journalist for the Washington Post , Whitman was exactly who she found herself thinking of as she fell in love with the...
People on the sidewalk of a city doing hula hoop near a ping-pong table.

Big Car Collaborative is an arts organization rooted in Indianapolis that believes art and creativity are tools that bring communities together. It creates projects that work to improve the quality of life of neighborhoods through art and design—and its...

A neon sign outside the town of Green River, Utah.
Green River, Utah, (population 952) is in the southeastern part of the state, 52 miles north of the mountain biking mecca of Moab and 182 miles from Salt Lake City...
Young kids sitting in audience of performing center.
Erie, located at the far northwest tip of Pennsylvania on the southern shore of Lake Erie, is the fourth-largest city in the state with a population of roughly 100,000. In...
A child and six adults in colorful clothing on stage.

The Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City regularly receives organizational support from the Oklahoma Arts Council, the state arts agency, which receives part of its funding from the National Endowment for the...

An altar for a Day of the Dead celebration with a purple skeleton, orange flowers, and a poster with photos on it.
What makes a community vibrant? Is it its nightlife, restaurants, shops, or a proliferation of arts organizations and public art? While the answer to that question is all of the...
Man in baseball uniform holding a bat on stage.
Maine is known for many things: lobsters, stunning vistas, lots of snow, lots of moose, and as the birthplace of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Stephen King, to name just a...
Man and woman examine a dulcimer
Located in the state’s eastern Appalachian region, Hindman, Kentucky, has seen its share of hardship in recent decades. The collapse of the coal industry left behind rampant unemployment, and the...
A colorful bus parked in front of a museum.
How do you run a museum in a blue-collar town?” asked Bruce Pepich, executive director of the Racine Art Museum (RAM) . Throughout his 43-year tenure with the museum, Pepich’s...

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