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Cincinnati named 2nd Best City for Street Art

Building mural of yellow, while and pink flowers on a black background.
Ouzi’s Mother’s Bouquet at 18 E 7th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Photo by J. Miles Wolf.


Thank you to all the readers of USA Today’s 10Best who voted Cincinnati as the second best city for Street Art in the United States.

“Street art is exploding in popularity from coast to coast,” the editors wrote. “Urban art gives you insight into a city’s culture and personality, and these 10 American cities have some of the best collections of public art.”

Oklahoma City came in first in the poll. Cincinnati beat out Richmond, Va.; Houston; Philadelphia; Reno, Nev.; Detroit; Miami; Atlanta and Baltimore.

The editors specifically named ArtWorks in the poll for the organization’s more than 200 permanent outdoor murals.

Would you like to explore the city’s murals? We invite you to check out our public walking tours or download a self-guided map for downtown, Over-the-Rhine, Pendleton and Walnut Hills.

Mural List

About ArtWorks

ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization collaborates with community organizations and residents, businesses, governments, foundations and nonprofits to build creative works of art that bolster the region’s global reputation as an arts destination. ArtWorks employs professional artists who inspire and mentor diverse teams of youth, ages 14-21, helping them build 21st century career-readiness skills. These teams have completed more than 13,800 public and private art projects in its 25 years, including more than 200 permanent outdoor murals.