Are there any art scenes in towns, nature, not ugly cities?

Or maybe ... cities with nature around? I love the art in NYC. If only NYC had a forest nearby and mountains around, and grass and colors and nature instead of gray building after gray building after gray building. It doesn't even make sense, since art is about expressing yourself and the scenery in NYC is... show more Or maybe ... cities with nature around?
I love the art in NYC. If only NYC had a forest nearby and mountains around, and grass and colors and nature instead of gray building after gray building after gray building. It doesn't even make sense, since art is about expressing yourself and the scenery in NYC is really the opposite of that.
I want nature AND artists. Is that really too much to ask?
Do you know of any places like this?
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