Artfinder, which bills itself as the world’s largest online art marketplace, has revealed the top art-buying cities across the U.S., with Savannah taking the crown. 

Savannah ranks as the top art-buying city, with 133 artworks sold per 100,000 inhabitants.  

The Top 10 also includes Alexandria, Huntington Beach, Bellevue, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Arlington, Saint Louis, Miami and Seattle  – making them the U.S.’ most arty cities. 

Interestingly, art lovers in Savannah buy more paintings than any other kind of art, with oil paintings making up 51% of all pieces bought. People and portraits seem to be their preference when it comes to the subject on their artworks, as they make up 28% of all purchases and landscapes, sea and sky follow closely (24% of all purchases).

When it comes to style and color, impressionistic art is most popular (43% of all purchase). Interestingly though, when it comes to which color is the most popular the whole of the US can seemingly agree, as grey comes out on top across every Art Capital, with grey artwork making up 43% of Savannah’s pieces. 

Michal Szczesny, CEO at Artfinder adds: “It’s brilliant to see the spread of cities across the US with an interest of art. 2020 saw a real boom for the online art market, with overall online art sales worldwide doubling to a record high of $12.4 billion in 2020, accounting for an all-time high of 25% of the art market’s overall value, up from just 9% in 2019.”

“Fueled by our community of independent artists, we believe that art should be enjoyed by everyone, and from buying to living with it. All without the pretense or pomp. We couldn’t be happier to provide art-fans with unique work they love.”

Artfinder sells original art from 6,000 artists in 96 countries, making it the world’s largest online marketplace for art.

Find out more about the Top 10 art capitals in the US at top art-buying cities

1.    Savannah 

    133 art sales per 100,000

2.    Alexandria 

    95 art sales per 100,000

3.    Huntington Beach 

    92 art sales per 100,000

4.    Bellevue 

    90 art sales per 100,000

5.    Boca Raton 

    90 art sales per 100,000

6.    Fort Lauderdale 

    66 art sales per 100,000

7.    Arlington 

    57 art sales per 100,000

8.    Saint Louis 

    49 art sales per 100,000

9.    Miami 

    48 art sales per 100,000

10.    Seattle 

    45 art sales per 100,000

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