by David Ellis
on Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 3:23pm.
Big City Culture & Small Town Hospitality
When considering moving to a smaller community, some people fear the lack of culture and arts that might be available for entertainment and enjoyment. However, there is no need for such fear if you are thinking about relocating to St. George, Utah.
The stunning desert landscape of this Southern Utah area lends itself nicely to the arts, and because of this many organizations, theaters, galleries, concert series, readings series and artisans call St. George, Utah home.
Before contemplating any homes for sale in any area, it is important to know more about the local community and culture. While St. George may be a smaller community, there are far too many cultural and artistic aspects to discuss in a single blog posting! For this reason, this site will feature a series of posts discussing the music, theater and art scenes in this breathtaking community.
Let's begin by talking art. You don't have to spend much time in the heart of Utah's Dixie or even have a sharpened artist's eye, to appreciate the natural beauty of the area. Many artists and collectors alike have found inspiration among the red rocks and blue skies the area is known for. The residents of St. George eagerly embrace such talent, and the city and community are well known for celebrating visual art of all genres. The following list provides just a smattering of the many art exhibits and galleries available here:
Art Around the Corner - There is hardly anything more enjoyable than a walk down St. George's historic Main Street. Not only does this stroll provide a delightful glimpse into some of the local retail shops, fine restaurants and historical buildings, it also offers a "must see" art experience. Stretching along Main Street are 16 sculptures comprising an open air exhibit. These sculptures are presented by accomplished artists and refreshed periodically. Past contributors include James Christensen, Silvia Davis and Grant Speed, among many others.
The Artist's Gallery - This non-profit cooperative gallery invites artists to display their work in exchange for volunteering for several days. Known for its inclusive nature, this gallery shows a wide range of original work from watercolors and oil painting, to sculptures, drawings and china paintings. The gallery also generously grants its time and space to mentoring art students from the area's schools.
The St. George Art Museum & Opera House - This lovely, historic building was constructed in 1875, and today has been restored to its original design and beauty. Here, the St. George Art Museum offers a 10,000 square foot, two-story space that houses a permanent art collection, the Statehood Centennial Legacy Collection and rotating shows.
Those considering homes for sale in St. George, Utah, will also be happy to learn that in addition to the art galleries and displays, the city also supports several annual art festivals, including the St. George Art Festival and the Art in Kayenta Festival. These open air events feature displays by hundreds of artistes, live music, children's activities and delicious food.
The art appreciation in this community delights residents and visitors alike, and is only one of the many reasons that residents consider themselves lucky to call this corner of the world home.
If you are interested in making our community your home as well, the St. George real estate market offers some good news for you. Right now there are many attractive and affordable homes for sale in the area. Properties that would run at sky-high prices in other parts of the country are still reasonably priced in this community, and there are many homes on the market for consideration right now.
To learn more about the local culture and real estate market you should contact a seasoned real estate agent today to discuss homes for sale.