Vineyard Haven has been named number four on the list of America’s small-town ArtPlaces for 2013. This distinction is reserved specifically for small towns with the highest concentration of arts non-profits, core arts-oriented businesses and workers in creative occupations according to data analyzed by Impresa, Inc., a Portland-based firm specializing in the study of regional economies.
Eureka Springs, Ark. took the top spot but Vineyard Haven beat out all other towns in the northeast. Boothbay Harbor, Me. took fifth place and Stowe, Vt. came it at number 10.
ArtPlace is a collaboration of national and regional foundations, banks and federal agencies committed to putting the arts at the heart of a portfolio of strategies designed to revitalize communities.