I know there's an amazing music scene there, but I was wondering if it's also a good city to discover local artists and cool art galleries. If so, what places and neighborhoods should I visit?
I'm not an art expert by any stretch of the imagination, but from what I saw the art scene in Berlin probably even comes close to matching the music scene.
I asked around and got the following websites recommended...hopefully they help. http://berlinartgrid.com/ which also seems to have a cool map http://berlinartgrid.com/art-map . TimeOut also had a guide http://www.timeout.com/berlin/en/art-galleries/where-to-see-art-in-berlin
Be sure not to miss the East Side Gallery, the long section of the Berlin Wall that has been turned into a ever-changing outdoor art gallery. From my experience, Berlin also has some of the coolest (and most thought-provoking) graffiti I've seen. Hope this at least gets you started.