The World’s Best Cities for Street Art

Street art is nowadays accepted and welcomed by local governments and business owners, as a way to beautify the public space. Here’s a list of 5 best cities to visit where you can appreciate street art works:

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1. MEXICO CITY

The origins of the modern street art movement in Mexico City lie with the muralists of the 1920s, including Diego Rivera, who used their work to convey social messages. In recent years the city has begun working directly with street artists to use their talents to create images that improve and inspire, much like the muralists of the past.

 

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2. LONDON

London’s dynamic street art scene got a big official boost in 2008, when the Tate Modern exhibited work by six renowned street artists from around the world. The best areas for appreciating street art remain in the East End.

 

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3. ŁÓDŻ

Łódź isn’t the largest city in Poland. Since 2009, the Urban Forms Gallery has put up more than 20 giant murals in the center of the city, part of a permanent exhibition of street art.

 

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4. NEW YORK CITY

From galleries in Chelsea to streets in Bushwick to warehouses in Hunts Point to apartments and houses in Astoria, New York City has the most diverse array of street art in the world.

 

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5. BUENOS AIRES

With the consent of property owners and the municipal government, street artists have transformed Buenos Aires into a kaleidoscopic outdoor gallery.

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