Chusovoe village in Sverdlovsk [Yekaterinburg] Oblast is a unique place. Not even because of the stunning nature, although it helps. No other settlement is home to such a large concentration of creative types in such a small area. It all started about 40 years ago, and continues to this day. Painters, jewelers, and sculptors are endlessly drawn to the place. At present, it is estimated that about 40 houses here are inhabited by people from the arts.