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Portugal is known for its gorgeous beaches, sensational cuisine and cathedrals that look like they came out of a fairy-tale. However, many are unaware of the urban creativity bursting throughout the central region. Cities like Covilhã, Viseu, Estarreja and Figueira da Foz are brimming with colorful murals. In fact, for the recent ESTAU (Urban Art …

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The 12+1 Project is an exciting year-long event that’s organized by the Contorno Urbano Foundation in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, just southwest of Barcelona. Each month brings a new talent to paint a mural and leave their imprint on the city. Its newest edition, comes from the Spanish artist Miquel Wert who created a hypnotic and …

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Fabio Petani is now in Athens, just finished his mural for Athens Street Art Festival 2017, curated by Andreas C Tsourapas and a group of committed individuals who are guided by a passionate belief in the power of art.  About The Mural Entitled “Ununpentium & Citrus Limon” The wall represents a typical Mediterranean plant, a lemon tree in …

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Moroccan Born, Spanish artist Mohamed L’chacham just completed a stunning mural in the coastal Ca’n Picafort of the Spanish Island of Majorca. The mural was curated by Saladin Art Festival. About The Mural Entitled “Casa Laquita“, the mural was painted on one of the oldest houses in Ca’n Picafort, Majorca, which was recently classified as part of the …

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Last September, Russian artist Marat Morik painted his last mural in Sicily during FestiWall‘s week-long street art festival, located in the historical center of Ragusa. Titled ‘On the Way to Pescheria’ (Italian for ‘fish shop’), the mural showcases Italian traditions. About The Mural  “On the Way to Pescheria” is highly representative of Italy, as it reveals …

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Finland’s multi-city street art festival UPEA was held for the second year in September 2017. UPEA invites the most talented artists from all over the world to create more than 20 large scale murals in 13 different Finnish cities. Following its first edition success in 2016, the event further added to Finland’s festival scene this …

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You might not think, but Finland is flourishing with urban art. Local and international artists are gathering to transform Helsinki’s historic neighborhoods into a colorful oasis. Recently, the US-based artist Pat Perry joined Fintan Magee (Australia) and Apolo Torres (Brazil) in the city for the second edition of the UPEART urban art festival. A project …

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What is the best way to see New York you have never seen before? The capital of graffiti has developed a lot in this contemporary art form for the last 30 years. Plenty of artists from around the world created murals in New York and the surrounding areas. Some linger on, while others vanish as …

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Paris is an archaic city filled with breathtaking architecture and monuments. About an hour outside the city center in Grand Paris Sud, you’ll also uncover a stunning array of vastly growing street-art. Developed in 2015 by the Grand Paris Sud Seine-Essonne-Sénart conurbation, the Wall Street Art Festival has become an annual event that celebrates modern …

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At this years’ annual FestiWall in Ragusa, Italy, Sebas Velasco painted a new mural titled “Il Suonatore Gino.” Now in its third year, the week-long festival includes live music, installations, street-art and workshops. It inspired the Spanish artist to pay homage to the musical and cultural ambiance that emulates the people and its city. It …

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The Swiss duo NEVERCREW recently visited the historic city Kiev to add to the ever-growing culture of vibrant street-art that’s developed over the last few years. Through the Art United Us project, their recent mural “Encumbering Machine” is a marvelous and compelling addition to the Ukrainian capital’s booming urban art district.  About The Mural In a …

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Cuban Born, American Artist Jorge Rodríguez Gerada is in Beirut and has just finished a mural in the district of Bachoura on a building, that is riddled with bullet holes, before it will be demolished to make room for new construction, something we are accustomed to in Beirut where gentrification is in full bloom, and …

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