These are the 5 festivals that are changing the street art in Spain.
2017 has been set as the year to implement a project or startup which aims on health issues, agricultural engineering or sustainable cities. The street art in Spain that we habe been observing on the past few years made us think about the benefits and reasons of cities being transformed by street art. What is your opinion on the issue? Is graffiti changing arquitecture and urban development? We found the most underground art festivals in Spain.
1) Rexenera fest, how to recreate the standards of Carballo (A Coruña).
Transforming a city into an open air museum could be the reason number one to explain why the street art in Spain is changing towns. It represents a unique opportuniy to exhibit contemporary art to many teenagers and adults that may not afford a museum entrance fee. Carballo is located within a 30 minutes drive from A Coruña and artists such as Hyuro, No3l or Isaac Mahow have performed on last year’s edition.
Data shows that the number of visits in town during the street art festival has increased.
New life to rundown houses
Improving the quality of abandoned buildings has turn houses and warehouses into more enjoyable places.
2) Desordes creativas, Festival Internacional de Arte na Rúa.
Sharing sports and cultural activities is another of the reasons why we think the street art in Spain is changing the urban natures. Have you ever participated at Camino de Santiago? Cooltourspain supports the international urban arts festival of Ordes (A Coruña), raising awareness on the continuous change of sustainable cities.
Reconstructing public and private spaces of Orbes into art was a unique experience lived by artists such as Borondo, Mutante Creativo or Alegría del Prado.
One of the many purposes about street art is to connect citizens and create a community. Is there any betther way than doing it through painting?.
3) Festival Asalto, the most important meeting of street art in Spain.
The streets of Zaragoza will held the 12th edition of this international street art festival. The curation of events such as this important meeting will turn cities into a more modern landscape. Artists from more than 20 countries have already performed by the Ebro River and live bands & activities for chilren and teenagers are also organized all around the city.
Apart from offering the perfect catwalk for artists, Asalto is also interested in collaborative projects and the inclusion of educational parts into graffiti. Just like us!
The music festival takes part in the park next to the Church called Delicias. An interesting way to combine dj’s and bands with graffiti and street art.
4) Distrito 008,the festival by the Mediterranean Sea.
Julieta XLF, Hyuro, Deih or Escif are probably the most active members in Valencia. Its proximity to the beach, make Valencia a popular destination in case you want to mix the sea and the city: urban natures. Don’t forget to visit the police car painted by Deih in order to raise awareness of police brutality, its relationship with the politicians. Let’s make Valencia great again!
Distrito 008 will celebrate from 30th March to 9th April the 7th edition. Get ready for new surprises!
They are in charge of the WILD, the place where the local street art community hang around! You gotta visit it during its open days.
5) MAUS, Málaga street art crew & museum.
Another of the great reasons why the street art in Spain is changing urban natures is because of the new vision that is being given to them as new spaces. All performances are transforming the daily routines of people’s lifes. It is also a fact that all of the activities have been carried out with the involvement of local communities, which makes the project even more appealing.
Maus has endowed this district with a new identity. The street art, its creativity and the national and international artists who performed in Málaga are rocking the area!
The author of the half nude, bearded man that you will see on the walls of the city. His name epicts sanity a word in which the character lays.
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