How to Explore the Art Scene of a New City Without Spending a Dime

Street art. Be introduced to local artists
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Most art lovers can’t resist checking out popular art museums in each new city they visit, but it’s unfortunate that too many come with expensive entrance fees. However, if you’re on a tight budget, there are many more affordable ways to explore the art scene of a new city.

Street Art

Street art is basically an art gallery you can visit free of charge, and you can find it everywhere you go. Pay extra close attention when walking around the city, and you’ll discover many amazing works by local artists that feel more authentic than anything you’ll find at big museums.

Small Galleries

While roaming around the city you’re visiting, you’ll also notice many tiny galleries scattered all around it. Most of them can be visited free of charge, and you’ll only end up spending money if you decide to buy works by local artists.

Free Museum Visits

Tickets for leading museums can be pretty expensive, but there are ways to save on them. Check if the museum you’re planning to visit offers free visits on certain days. Even if that’s not the case, you can save money by buying a museum card that covers several major museums.