Palm Springs Beats Out San Francisco, Boston For 'Coolest' City for Art Lovers

Eventbrite has named Palm Springs the most "artsy" city in the country, a spokeswoman for the online event service said Monday.

Eventbrite used data on population, number of art events and the amount locals spend on art events "to get a sense of the U.S. cities with highest proclivity for the arts," Eventbrite spokeswoman Lauren Busley said. The event service used data from 2013 and 2014, she said.

In an article posted on Eventbrite's blog about the country's "10 Coolest Cities for Art Lovers," Busley wrote that, with year-round warm weather, "some of the best art in Palm Springs is outdoors. You don't have to visit a museum to see beautiful sculpture, architecture and local artists selling their work in outdoor art shows."

Also making Eventbrite's top five were Santa Monica, San Francisco, Atlanta and Washington, D.C.

Rounding out the top 10, according to Eventbrite, are Seattle, Boston, Miami, Orlando and Denver.

The article is posted at www.brit.com.

– City News Service. 


Stan Jacobs June 25, 2014 at 10:38 AM
Notice that the traditional art colony of the West, Laguna Beach, was not considered! The anti-art brigade drove the artists and the city's image out years ago. It went so far as to eliminate the high school's identity as the "Artists" also. The avaricious utilitarian has become the predominant denizen of the area.
Peridot Pearl June 25, 2014 at 12:07 PM
Stan, being a SGV person, are you saying they no longer have the art festival in Laguna or it's not what it used to be? Who is the anti-art brigade and why would they do such a thing?
mimi June 25, 2014 at 12:55 PM
Palm Springs is actually #2. Tijuana is #1 with the very best day glow paintings on velvet. Now that's 'cool.'
desertpatriot June 27, 2014 at 11:32 AM
headline should read...'palm springs beats out san francisco, west hollywood and laguna beach as the gayest city in california'


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