- Miami scores the highest in best cities for art lovers US ranking
- San Francisco is the second-best city in the US for art lovers
- Portland and New Orleans take third and fourth place, respectively
A new analysis has revealed the city of Miami as the best city for art lovers in America.
The study conducted by creative resource Design Bundleslooked at multiple factors: number of art galleries per city, street art tag volume per city on Instagram, and the number of sculpture parks in each area. The elements were calculated per capita and scored on a ten-point scale to arrive at the most aesthetic city in the US.
Miami took first place, scoring the highest with 23.34 out of 30 for all three factors. The city placed first in the street art category with 10 points with a street art hashtag post per 8 people and came second in the art gallery section with 7.16 points owing to 189 galleries for 471,525 people. Famous sights enjoyed by art lovers include the Wynwood walls and Pérez Art Museum Miami.
Scoring 19.73 to earn second place was San Francisco. It scored highest in the sculpture park category, 9.54 points with 60 parks in total. It is home to the famous Anglim Gilbert Gallery, among 338 others. The city’s street art popularity on Instagram saw 34,688 posts under the hashtag #sanfranciscostreetart.
Third-place Portland scored 18.69 out of 30 points in the top aesthetic cities list. It accrued 10 points for street arts with a post volume of 82,196 on Instagram under the hashtag #portlandstreetart. There is a gallery for every 3,980 people, totalling 656,751, giving it a score of 4.49. Portland has 20 sculpture parks, including the historic Tout Quarry Sculpture Park.
New Orleans got a score of 16.15 to put it in fourth. The city derived 10 points from its gallery per capita category with 218 galleries for 389,476 people. It earned 4.95 points for sculpture parks per capita and 1.20 points for street art posts per capita under hashtag #neworleansstreetart on Instagram. Popular sites in the city include the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden City Park.
In the fifth position, Oakland was with 15.54, followed by Denver with 15.21. Pittsburgh scored 14.58 in the seventh position, leaving Atlanta, Orlando, and Seattle in the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions.
Los Angeles was the city with the highest number of galleries, 506 in total. It also had the highest number of street art hashtag posts on Instagram, 215,186 in counting. Analyzing the study, a spokesperson from Design Bundles commented, “It’s fascinating to see the best places for art lovers in the US. The cities that top this list offer an ideal combination of galleries and public art spaces, and the perfect environment for people who love art and artistic expression in all its forms. Miami deservedly earns first place in the ranking as it scores highly in every factor.”
Design Bundles carried out the research, which provides a high-quality and professional marketplace for premium and affordable design resources.
1. Art gallery data was scraped from Yelp for the various American cities
2. The top fifty cities with the greatest number of galleries were identified
3. The hashtag volume per city was used in determining Street Art popularity
4. Sculpture Park data was derived from Google Maps
5. Each category was compared to the population of the city and awarded a 10-point score
6. The city with the highest score was crowned the most aesthetic city