Every Miamian knows that the city is home to breathtaking art and a booming music scene, all of which attract people from all over the world. This month alone, the Magic City is at the epicenter of the art world, thanks to the anticipated Art Basel Miami Beach, and it’s gearing up for the upcoming Rakastella and Vibra Urbana festivals.
But December aside, we are a year-round mecca for artists and art enthusiasts alike so it should come as no shock that Miami has been crowned the #2 best city for art and music in the nation, according to a new study by Workamajig.
To conduct the research, the Arizona-based company analyzed every U.S. city with a population over 100,000 people by looking at its number of museums, artists and musicians, creative jobs in related industries, as well as film and music festivals.
The findings show that Miami is unsurprisingly a top creative destination in the U.S. with 4,000 artists and musicians, 136 music festivals, 38 museums, 16 film festivals, and 1 Cannes Lions in 2022. To our credit, we’re home to international music shows like the Billboard Latin Music Awards and epic festivals like Ultra Music Fest and Art Basel.
Workamajig pointed out Miami Beach’s famed Art Deco buildings and Wynwood, “a must-visit for anyone looking to boost their creativity,” as reasons, in addition to Miami having one of the most diverse populations of any major metropolitan area.
Now you might be wondering, who’s our competition? Per their ranking, Atlanta is the number one city for art and music lovers, having 11 times more music festivals than the national average was well as one of the county’s highest number of art galleries and art schools per capita.
Portland, Oregon comes after Miami, followed by Pasadena, California in fourth and Berkeley, California in fifth.
So, although Miami is ranked second, all eyes of the art world are currently on us. And at the end of the day, it’s still the number one city in our hearts!