Research by art marketplace Artfinder has ranked Salisbury as the top art buying location in the UK.
The Wiltshire city ranked number one with 515 artworks bought per 100,000 inhabitants. Oxford and Cambridge placed second and third, with 478 and 471 art sales per 100,000 residents respectively.
The research also found UK art buyers purchase paintings more than other kinds of art, with oil and acrylic paintings the most popular.
Salisbury based artist James Earley said the city was an “ideal” place to practice and show art.
"It is a huge compliment to the city and to those who have pushed art to the forefront through opening studios and exhibitions. It is now one of the pillars of the city and I truly believe this to be a celebration for Salisbury’s diversity."