Cincinnati’s street art among best in the nation, USA Today says

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Cincinnati’s street art among best in the nation, USA Today says

Street art in Cincinnati is among the best in the United States.That is according to a USA Today ranking of the 10 best cities for street art in the country.The only city that beats Cincinnati is Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.The full street art city rankings are:Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Cincinnati, OhioPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania Detroit, Michigan San Francisco, California Denver, Colorado Chicago, Illinois New York City, New YorkMiami, FloridaAustin, TexasCincinnati maintained its ranking from last year, where it ranked No. 2 again, along with Oklahoma City (1), Richmond, Virginia (3), Houston, Texas (4) and Philadelphia (5).For more on Cincinnati’s street art, as well as street art in the other nine cities, click here.

Street art in Cincinnati is among the best in the United States.

That is according to a USA Today ranking of the 10 best cities for street art in the country.

The only city that beats Cincinnati is Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The full street art city rankings are:

  1. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  2. Cincinnati, Ohio
  3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  4. Detroit, Michigan
  5. San Francisco, California
  6. Denver, Colorado
  7. Chicago, Illinois
  8. New York City, New York
  9. Miami, Florida
  10. Austin, Texas

Cincinnati maintained its ranking from last year, where it ranked No. 2 again, along with Oklahoma City (1), Richmond, Virginia (3), Houston, Texas (4) and Philadelphia (5).

For more on Cincinnati’s street art, as well as street art in the other nine cities, click here.