My husband and I feel fortunate to be in Madison, a caring, thoughtful, and vibrant community. We moved back after seven years away because we longed for an arts and cultural community, which was difficult to find on the far western side of the state. We are artists, and as such, realize studio practice means you are often alone. It’s time and space to undertake creative endeavors—solving problems and working through your process. Some mediums lend themselves to shared spaces where specific equipment is needed—like ceramics or printmaking—but for the most part, artists are loners. This makes an artist community even more valuable.