10 of the Best Cities if You’re an Artist
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Becoming an artists is a daunting task that all artists in any form of art can attest to. However, many artists have found that there are geographic locations in this world, where success can be found and appreciated more than others. Here we have the hottest locations for upcoming artists.
- New York
In a city where everything is larger than life, one shouldn’t expect anything less from its art collections. Numerous museums bring their own distinct flavor to the cosmopolitan New York art scene. New York’s gallery scene is unsurpassed as well; head to Chelsea for a one-stop quick fix in one of the world’s top cities for art lovers.
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Where to begin in a city that is a work of art in itself? An art-lover’s dream come true, Paris’s many museums house some of the world’s most coveted works of art, ranging from fine antiquities to cutting-edge contemporary creations, with a magnificent mix of masterpieces from every century in between.
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The London art scene is a lot like the city itself: a hodgepodge of traditional and modern. This fascinating mix is bound to tantalize with over 200 art venues offering something for every taste. Whether wandering through the vast antiquity-filled halls of the British Museum, gazing at awe-inspiring paintings by Da Vinci and Van Gogh at the National Gallery, you’ll get your fill of the phenomenal assortment of art.
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- Los Angeles
On the one hand it has over 56 creative establishments for every 100,000 people, a diversity index of 84.2, and an arts and culture index of 100. Movie magic is made here, and everyone knows someone in the industry, which means, as an artist, you can get your work in front of hot shots.
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All roads in Rome lead to treasure troves of one sort or another for the art enthusiast, as artistic works spill out over designated galleries and museums and into the city’s numerous basilicas, villas, gardens, piazzas, and in the elaborate architecture itself. Other don’t-miss collections in one of Europe’s most renowned cities for art lovers the city has to offer.
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- San Juan, Puerto Rico
The streets are made for artists because with such gorgeous weather and evocative Art Deco architecture kissed by the balmy Caribbean breeze, Puerto Rico takes a lot of its art outdoors. It also has a burgeoning art scene in its hipster-laden Santurce section.
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- New Bedford, Mass
The old buildings in the “Whaling City” also serve as beautiful examples of architecture for painters or architects, or beacons of history for writers. The town even just recently opened a “work of art” urban park. If you’re looking for a creative class friendly place to call home while still being obscenely close to both New York City and Boston then as an artist New Bedford is perfect for you.
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- Tucson, Ariz
Tucson attracts artists of all types who are catering to younger crowds. But the city is also slick with desert history perfect for the budding mystery novelist.
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In terms of fresh innovative work, Australia is a creative powerhouse. Lone Wolf gets some of the best photography submissions from Melbourne. One of our all-time favorite designers Toni Maticevski is based there and the street style is incredible.
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Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the German capital has reinvented itself as a leading European arts venue, with superlative new architecture, cutting-edge exhibits, and high-end art galleries.