Top 11 Best Cities In America For Street Art

Miami, Florida

Maybe you’ve heard of this little thing called Art Basel that happens in Miami every December? And maybe you are also familiar with the Wynwood Art District, where the bulk of Art Basel activities take place? Wynwood Walls is a direct result of Art Basel, having launched as a part of the event with a few commissioned murals to beautify the area and growing into an outdoor street art park featuring dozens of murals from some of the world’s most renowned mural artists.

Miami is a seaport city at the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Florida and its Atlantic coast. As the seat of Miami-Dade County, the municipality is the principal, central, and most populous of its metropolitan area and part of the second-most populous metropolis in the southeastern United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Miami’s metro area is the eighth-most populous and fourth-largest urban area in the U.S., with a population of around 5.5 million.

Miami is a major center, and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. In 2012, Miami was classified as an Alpha−World City in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory. In 2010, Miami ranked seventh in the United States in terms of finance, commerce, culture, entertainment, fashion, education, and other sectors. It ranked 33rd among global cities. In 2008, Forbes magazine ranked Miami «America’s Cleanest City», for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets, and citywide recycling programs. According to a 2009 UBS study of 73 world cities, Miami was ranked as the richest city in the United States, and the world’s fifth-richest city in terms of purchasing power. Miami is nicknamed the «Capital of Latin America» and is the largest city with a Cuban-American plurality.