As the emergence of vivid works of street art hit cities around the globe, acceptance grows of this unconventional art form. These open air galleries bring a creative atmosphere to the streets, placing formerly grungy urban areas on the map.
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Austin, the capital of Texas, is famous for being a home to young creative free-spirited people with a drive for artistic expression. One of the best places to see graffiti is Hope Outdoor Gallery on Castle Hill. Centrally located and overlooking downtown, this spot could generate profit for its owners. Instead, they decided to make it a creative space for artists. Graffiti are painted over and over, so every time you visit, there are new artworks to see.Other gorgeous murals are scattered across the city. Some of the most famous include “Greetings from Austin, the capital of Texas” and “You are my butter half”
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is known for its grandeur and the Argentine laid-back way of life. But, did you know it has a thriving street art scene? Especially in Colegiales & Palermo, street art aficionados can go nuts over graffiti, tags, stencils and even entire murals created by the local and international scene. Graffitimundo, a non-profit organization, takes curious travellers on tours, through the streets of the city, like in a true open-air gallery.
Miami is a bustling scene on many different levels, but one of my favorite is the street art in Wynwood. While it used to be a little known spot, Wynwood District has quickly become a hot spot in Miami and I can totally understand after visiting. Around every corner you will find a new piece of graffiti, an art gallery, or local coffee shop. This part of Miami is most famously known for the Wynwood Walls which feature different street artists throughout the year. Stop and take a picture in front of these colorful walls from famous street artists around the globe! Walk through this part of Miami on your visit and explore a whole new side of Miami.
London isn’t just the home of the Queen and Big Ben. This beautiful capital comes with an edge that will leave you falling in love with the colourful character of the people and painted walls. There are quite a few areas in the city that boast impressive work, walking around shoreditch will guarantee you stumbling across someone’s masterpiece. Just 5 minutes away from Waterloo station you will find an abandoned tunnel which attracts some of London’s best street artists. Walk through here and you’ll get a real feel of the city, at no cost! Interested in collaborating and sharing your favorite destination for street art around the globe? Email me firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂
Which vibrant work of art speaks most to you?