SMALL TOWN REVIVAL ART EXHIBITION
Apply to the 1st Annual
running october 1, 2022 - october 31, 2022
In 2020 the world changed, people’s priorities shifted, and dense urban and suburban areas seemed to be the places many people were trying to get out of, not into. Small towns across America began to see visitors who were seeking the slow pace and solitude of those areas. Some of these visitors upended their lives to relocate to these small towns where, if they had wi-fi, they could make a living. New businesses began sprouting up where rents were cheap and the cost of living was low. The idea that you needed to live in a city to have access to a standard way of living disappeared with the growth of delivery services. It was happening, small towns were making a comeback.
As these areas of our country began to see a revival there was growing concern that the sense of community so ingrained in these places would begin to be lost. Would the initial reasons people were drawn to these small towns: solitude; slower pace; sense of community; remain? The Small Town Revival Art Exhibit aims to showcase artwork that reminds us of the essence of small-town America. Artwork will capture the people, places and vibes of these areas but, most importantly, the reasons why people have become so drawn to them in the first place.