Bristol is known for its extremely vibrant and diverse street art scene. It's a hub for music and art and all things creative. These huge murals are courtesy of artists Mariusz Waras (left) and Nick Walker (right). Perhaps the most famous street artist in the world, Banksy, came up through the Bristol scene before gaining worldwide notoriety.
Buenos Aires is one of the most lively, colorful cities thanks to its amazing street art scene. The government is encouraging of street art, even subsidizing some of the murals, and because of this support, Buenos Aires has attracted some of the world's leading urban artists, making it one of the most important locales for the burgeoning street art movement.
New York City is the center of the universe (just ask any New Yorker), and it is a staple of the street art world. New York has always been known for its graffiti...it's contributed to the look and the feel of the city for decades, but now it's growing and evolving as an art form.
There has been a recent art revolution in Istanbul, which has opened it up entirely for street artists. You can see art throughout the whole city now, on walls and trains and sidewalks throughout each of the districts.
São Paulo is chock full of amazing street art, especially in the vibrant neighborhood of Vila Madalena and the street whose every inch is covered in beautiful art that's always changing and being updated, Beco do Batman, or Batman Alley.
There is a robust street art culture in Prague, evidenced clearly by The Lennon Wall, named for the portrait of John Lennon it once boasted. (It has since been painted over.) But since the 1980s, the wall has been filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and Beatles lyrics, flowers and poems that speak of love and peace.
Dublin's street art scene has been flourishing in recent years thanks to businesses, art organizations and the Dublin City Council promoting and supporting artists. The Camden street area in particular is where artists of all different styles and backgrounds come together.
Philly is an extremely artistic city with a thriving street art scene. The city's official Mural Arts Program works to promote art, which they believe has the power to ignite real change and transform communities. The program empowers artists to create meaningful and inventive pieces of art around the city to do just that.
Street art is so important to Melbourne that the city's own official government website has a section dedicated to it. They mark the difference between graffiti and street art, noting the difference and providing a whole gallery of the awesome street art found in the city.
The shopping and lifestyle center of Taipei is the district Ximen (or Ximending). On the streets is where you can find some of the most impressive graffiti and street art; creative murals add flavor and culture to the city.
The home of "the industry" is a lesser known but still flourishing hub for artists and creatives, and this is more clear than ever in the street art that paints the town. The downtown arts district is home to some of the world's best artists and they use the sprawling city as the background for their awesome pieces.