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Art Towns: California

A Guide to Galleries, Museums, Festivals, Lodging & Dining

John Villani

John Villani has captured both the essence and the spirit of the creative towns of California. For anyone wishing to explore the state, it is an essential guide.”

—Michael McFadden, Senior Editor of CALIFORNIA HOMES magazine

“Art Towns: California is a wonderful guide to the small and large towns of California where there has been a strong sense of support for the visual and performing arts. John Villani has continued his 20-year tradition of chronicling the artists, art towns, performances, exhibitions and the positive transformations taking place in communities throughout the nation.”

— Michele and Tom Grimm, former travel columnists for the Los Angeles Times and Westways magazine, and authors of The Basic Book of Digital Photography


Whether you're looking for a great place to buy a painting on a weekend road trip or an inspiring and beautiful community in which to start a new life, Art Towns: California puts you on the right track. John Villani details all you need to know—from each town's lifestyle to accomodations and interesting places to dine to can't-miss festivals—written from the perspective of the nation's top arts travel writer.

Villani's is also the author of The 100 Best Art Towns of America—featured in USA Today.

$18.95 (Can. $21.00)
6 x 9, 272 pages (est.), paperback,
30 b&w photographs, 1 map

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