Large urban cities are always a mecca for arts and fashion. We all know the potential that shines from cities like Paris, New York and LA. But smaller cities are holding their own ground in the design scene.

Here are five up and rising cities making some noise!

Montreal, Canada

Having such a diverse culture, Montreal has a creative legacy that spreads across music, art, theater and dance. This beautiful city turns 375 years old this year and has hosted world-famous jazz festivals, comedy festivals and art festivals!

Berlin, Germany

A resource on comparing life quality data for hundreds of cities worldwide,, has placed Berlin in the top 5 creative cities in the world for designers. Based upon things like rent costs, the number of galleries and museums and salary, Berlin was marked as the best suited for those in arts.

Chicago, Illinois

According to Chicago Magazine, they feel that the city is "in the midst of a creative revolution." Hosting so many trending art festivals, photographers and designers are flocking to Chicago.

Hong Kong, China

Having launched a city development project in certain districts, Hong Kong has become a go-to destination for creativity. With the desire to become one of the largest cultural and art spots in the world, Hong Kong has been identified by CNN as the "new hub for creativity."

Mexico City, Mexico

As the 12th most populated city on Earth, this spot has been recognized as a "future city". Based upon its large number of art museums, Mexican film and television networks and rebuilt streets, parks and buildings.







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