From the article: "Artists turned around Soho and the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, and then Brooklyn's Williamsburg in the 1990s...Similar trends are occurring...BusinessWeek.com selected 15 urban neighborhoods that artists have discovered and where homeowners could see returns in coming decades."
The cities (followed by neighborhoods)
Atlanta Castleberry Hill neighboorhood Austin East Austin neighboorhood Boston Jamaica Plain Chicago Pilsen Los Angeles Echo Park Miami Wynwood Minneapolis Northeast New York Bushwick, Brooklyn Philadelphia Northern Liberties Portland Alberta Street Arts District Raleigh/Durham, N.C. Downtown Durham San Franscisco Mission District Seattle Georgetown Shreveport Highland Washington D.C. Atlas District (H Street)
"I found bliss early. It was reading or thinking in the spread out trunk of a pink flowered mimosa tree in our front yard.
I made my freest art back then. When I was a little kid alone in my room, I danced to music from a tiny record player. I had a built up platform in the bottom of my closet, so I would push the clothes back on either side and dance away in funky costumes I found around the house. Now when I create art, I am seeking to go back to my bliss." Usher May 24, 2010