Europe is expert at entwining the old with the new. In the realm of creative endeavor, the results are fabulous. Cities are eager and proud to showcase the works not only of their well-known artists, but also emerging creatives who share the same rich history but see the world a different way. Check UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network for inspiration. The range of creative expression is vast and often found in the streets of arty neighborhoods and at festivals, not always within the confines of museum walls. Look for creative spaces in repurposed industrial buildings and transport hubs. As exciting as the variety of art and performance to observe are, many experiential opportunities are available to visitors. You might take a guided tour of a city’s most important street art—and then you might take advantage of open studio space and express your own creativity!

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