In case you share Dionne Warwick’s confusion, San Jose is located fifty miles south of San Francisco and boasts the nation’s best public safety record, the claim of being California’s first capital, and (according to the popular board game Cranium®), the country’s third most fun city. In fact, the city’s slogan, “the fun never stops”, is best evidenced by the innumerable attractions and events that reflect the city’s rich cultural make up and burgeoning art scene. The diverse attractions include the San Jose Museum of Art, located downtown and home to many of the West Coast’s most important artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, an institution that features over 450 quilts and an engaging study of the history of quilt making. Moreover, the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, erected in the likeness of the Temple of Amon at Karnak, maintains the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts in the western United States. Furthermore, San Jose’s spirit of diversity is also evident in its annual cultural events, including the Juneteenth Cultural Festival, the International Mariachi Festival, The Viet Spring Festival and Parade, and the Cinco de Mayo Festival and Parade. Most notably, however, is the annual Tapestry Arts Festival, a celebration of visual arts that is held each Labor Day weekend on the streets of downtown San Jose. With its rich history, myriad attractions and events, and its commitment to providing enjoyment for its residents, the city of San Jose is an inviting option for any student choosing to study the arts in a diverse West Coast city.