Sedona Ranked #5 in 2006 Top 25 Arts Destinations
by Roy E. Grimm, PhD

The results of the AmericanStyle magazine 2006 Top 25 Arts Destinations poll have been announced. Readers of the magazine ranked Sedona the No. 5 Small City in the 9th annual Top 25 Arts Destinations readers’ poll.

In the Small Cities and Towns category (populations under $100,000), those cities ranked higher than Sedona include Santa Fe, NM; Asheville, NC; Corning, NY; and Charleston, SC. A sampling of the cities ranked lower than Sedona include Key West, FL; Carmel, CA: Aspen, CO; Laguna Beach, CA; and Chapel Hill, NC.

AmericanStyle magazine has been devoted to cultural tourism in the United States since its inception in 1994. According to publisher Wendy Rosen, “Cities such as Sedona clearly understand the value of the arts in their community, putting significant effort behind promoting cultural institutions as tourist destinations. As is evident by Sedona’s inclusion on the Top 25 list, the arts in your city continue to draw the support and appreciation of both natives and visitors alike.”