Northeast Minneapolis Arts District Tops USA Today Poll... So Far

Image from 2014's Art-a-Whirl

Image from 2014's Art-a-Whirl

Which U.S. city has the best arts district or neighborhood? The folks at USA Today are asking readers to vote for their favorite artsy area. So far, northeast Minneapolis is ranked number one with an impressive lead.

The newspaper cites several reasons why the area -- which houses around 400 artist studios and homes -- made the list, including events like Art-a-Whirl and Art Attack, and Cache. Other areas up for the vote include Detroit's Heidelberg Project, the Houston Museum District and Project Row Houses, Culver City Arts District, New York's Lower East Side, and West Loop and River North in Chicago.

Northeast Minneapolis Arts District is currently at number out of 20 contenders. There's no specific numbers provided after voting, but from what we can tell, we have a pretty solid lead over Station North in Baltimore, which sits at second right now.

Have a strong opinion on where the best arts district is in the U.S.? You can vote for your favorite spot at Voting is open until 11 a.m. March 2.