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A Guide To The Best
Art-Inspired Destinations In The US
Richmond, Virginia takes tattoo art seriously with little to no gimmicky shops and many celebrated and renowned artists residing there. Richmond is also home to the world's longest-running tattoo convention — over 100 artists participate in the Richmond Tattoo, Art, and Music Festival, which celebrated its 29th anniversary in 2022.
Best City for Tattoos
It's easy to spend a few days in Detroit just visiting the various outdoor art installations and murals, or following Visit Detroit’s weekend art tour itinerary. One of the best ways to experience the art scene is by visiting The Heidelberg Project, an outdoor art display that strives to rehabilitate the area by turning vacant lots into environments of art.
Best Open-Air Art Scene
Many visit Philadelphia because of the city's ties to American history, but for art lovers, Philly is peppered with breathtaking visuals, such as Magic Gardens, a huge mosaic art piece, and a gallery that spans three city lots. Philadelphia's Mural Mile is also a near-free attraction that has over 4,000 murals crafted.
Best Affordable & Awe-Inspiring
New York’s Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are revered as two of the most admired art museums in the world, with works by Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Picasso, and Andy Warhol. Washington D.C. is home to the National Gallery of Art, which hosts work from Leonardo da Vinci, Monet, and Van Gogh, and is free for all to visit.
Best Art Museums
The Art Deco Historic District and the iconic Ocean Drive in Miami, Florida, have stylized buildings that showcase the style of the 1920s, '30s, and early '40s. The city boasts a large presence of Mediterranean Revival-style buildings as well, the most famous being The Alamo and The Freedom Tower.
Best Unique Architecture