The 19 Best Cities To See Street Art In The United States

The 19 Best Cities To See Street Art In The United StatesThe Huffington Post | By Katherine BrooksPosted: 06/16/2015 2:52 pm EDT Updated: 06/19/2015 8:59 am EDT Share 1382 Tweet 0 tumblr 0 Comment 15 Share on Google+Summer has nearly descended upon the Northern Hemisphere, bringing visions of barbecues, pool parties and long walks on the beach. For those in the United States, this often means one thing: vacation. Whether you’re flying from one city to another in the confines of coach, or breaking out the analog map for a cross-country road trip, your sights are set on travel.But which cities will you visit? Some of us want great food, some need nightlife, others just want a short stroll to a body of water. Then, there are the vacationers who want to see some good art — especially street art. What better time of the year to plan a bucket list of street art attractions than the summer, when the sun is out, the weather is warm and the saturated gleam of spray paint and wheat pastes is more appealing than ever?So, if you’re still dropping hypothetical pins onto an ideal summer Google map, here are some cities we’d suggest — purely based on their ephemeral street art aesthetic. From Philly to Baltimore, Atlanta to Portland, these are the urban centers you should visit and ogle some open air art while you’re there.1. Miami, FL Neighborhood: Wynwoodwynwood miami street artMural by Entes and Jade Rivera in the Wynwood area of Miami in 2012. (Photo courtesy AP Photo/Alan Diaz)2. Philadelphia, PA Neighborhood: Fishtownphiladelphia muralA postal worker walks past a 1987 mural titled “We The Youth” by artist Keith Haring in the Point Breeze neighborhood of Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)3. Seattle, WA Neighborhood: Rainier Avenue South and Pioneer Squareseattle muralThe Seattle Cape Fox Dancers perform at the 10th SpiritWalk, Saturday, June 5, 2004, at the Seattle Center Mural Ampitheatre in Seattle. (AP Photo/Tetona Dunlap)4. San Francisco, CA Neighborhood: The Missionsan francisco muralA man walks in front of a colorful mural along Market Street on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)5. St. Louis, MO Neighborhood: The Grove and Cherokee Streetst louis muralGrace McCammond’s “Evolution of the Bike” mural in 2012. (Photo courtesy Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)6. Cleveland, OH Neighborhood: Collinwoodcleveland muralA mural of a whale in Cleveland in 2012. (Photo courtesy AP Photo/Tony Dejak)7. Detroit, MI Neighborhood: McDougall-Huntstreet art detroitA traffic light adorned with art similar to the Heidelberg Project’s Polka Dot House in Detroit in 2006. (Photo courtesy of AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)8. Atlanta, GA Neighborhood: Old Fourth Ward and Krog Street Tunnelatlanta muralA person walks past a mural along the Atlanta Beltline. (AP Photo/David Goldman)9. Washington, DC Neighborhood: Columbia Heightsmural atlantaAlex Brewer, aka Hense, covered a former church in a multi-colored mural in 2012.10. Denver, CO Neighborhood: Lower Highlandsdenver mural”I Know You Know That I Know” mural by Sandra Fettingis in Denver in 2014. (Photo courtesy Craig F. Walker/The Denver Post)11. Boston, MA Neighborhood: Somerville and Cambridge (outside Boston)boston muralAn Os Gêmeos mural in Boston in 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)12. Chicago, IL Neighborhood: West Loopchicago(Photo courtesy Chicago Street Art Flickr)13. Pittsburgh, PA Neighborhood: Braddock & North Braddock and Lawrencevillepittsburgh muralA Romare Bearden mural pictured in Pittsburgh in 2008. (Photo courtesy of AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)14. Honolulu, HI Neighborhood: Kaka’ako2013-12-04-brooklynstreetartronewonderyoavlitvinpowwowhawaii2013web.jpgRone and Wonder during Pow! Wow! Hawaii in Honolulu. (Photo via Brooklyn Street Art © Yoav Litvin)15. Los Angeles, CA Neighborhood: EVERYWHEREshepard fairey mural los angelesA Shepard Fairey mural in West Hollywood, Los Angeles in 2011. (Photo courtesy Konrad Fiedler/Bloomberg via Getty Images)16. Austin, TX Neighborhood: Baylor Streetmural austinThe famous “Hi, How Are You” mural by Daniel Johnston in Austin in 2004. (Photo courtesy AP Photo/Harry Cabluck, File)17. Indianapolis, IN Neighborhood: Broad Ripple Village and Massachusetts Avenuemural indianapolisA Kurt Vonnegut mural is pictured in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)18. Portland, OR Neighborhood: Humboldtportland muralA unidentified woman walks her bike past a mural on the side Nike Portland Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)19. New York, NY Neighborhood: EVERYWHEREmayaMaya Hayuk’s mural on the Bowery Wall in New York City in 2014. (Photo courtesy Luna Park)

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