Energy of the City – Street Art Festival [Recap]

We’re back with another recap of an incredible street art project out in Europe. This time around, we’re posting about a new initiative entitled Energy of the City presented by Urban Forms which took place in Lodz, Poland.

The Festival “Energy of the City 2016” in Łódź, Poland, which has come to an end lately. The keynote for this year has been four urban cycles, namely building, destruction, demolition, and reconstruction. During the Festival our Foundation has been visited by many interesting artists, such as Gaia, Stormie Mills, Opiemme, Nitzan Mintz, Dede, Untay, Andrzej PoProstu, Sebastian Bożek.

You can read more about the project HERE and more images after the jump.

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UPEA Street Art Festival 2016 [Recap]

The first annual UPEA Street Art Festival has been successfully completed. UPEA16 invited artists from all around the world to create nine large scale murals in seven different Finnish cities. Together the pieces form an imposing and versatile series of walls that includes the largest murals ever seen in Finland. More info and images after the jump!

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Andrew Hem (photo: Alexander Horn)

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Kaaboo ArtworK 2016 – Recap Images & Video

KAABOO Del Mar has done it again. The impressive culmination of its second annual “Mix-perience” at the historic Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds in sunny Del Mar, CA exceeded bold new boundaries and expectations with the ArtworK experience. The grandiose array of contemporary art, live mural painting, glowing art installations and unique fine artworks by dozens of globally acclaimed artists took KAABOO guests on an unparalleled visual journey. More images, information and recap video after the jump.

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Amandalynn and Vans the Omega_Photo by Yoshi Yanagita

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Kaaboo Del Mar – Kaaboo ArtworK Preview

KAABOO Del Mar is thrilled to announce its second annual KAABOO ArtworK Experience, taking place this weekend at the historic Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds. The ArtworK Experience will showcase a plethora of contemporary art, including live mural painting, inspiring art installations and unique exhibitions by dozens of globally acclaimed artists such as Askew, Caratoes, Vans the Omega, N.C. Winters Lauren YS, 1010, Aaron Li-Hill, Jet Martinez, Tatiana Suarez, Kamea Hadar, Jason Botkin, Amandalynn, Ian Ross, Aaron Glasson, Carly Ealey, Cinzah, David Young V, Eddie Colla, and Spenser Little. Check more information and preview images after the jump!

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Nychos – New Mural in Linz, Austria

Graffiti artist Nychos recently crushed a new mural in the city of Linz for the Mural Harbor project. One of the largest walls to date, the Austrian painter went incredibly detailed on a snake with some extra signature characteristics.

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EverSiempre – Chokokue

Mural artist EverSiempre recently wrapped up a massive wall in Paraguay for the LatidoAmericano Street Art Festival. The new piece entitled “Chokokue” which means Farmer in Guarani, features a man with strands of colour behind him which is an abstract representation of the “Triple Alianza” War (Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay) funded by the British, and is a tribute to peasant social struggle in Paraguay.

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Pangeaseed – A Love Letter to the Great Lakes

A Love Letter to the Great Lakes mural festival in Toronto was the first fresh water edition of PangeaSeed Foundation’s Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans project, which aims to bring awareness to issues surrounding our water resources, their inhabitants and those who depend on them. This week of art and activism was a collaboration with Hermann & Audrey, Montreal artist Jason Botkin and an amazing group of organizers and change makers to create large scale public art in the form of murals in the theme of fresh water protection, centred around the neighbourhoods of Queen West and Ossington Ave, Queen West and Spadina Ave, and the lower Don River.

As part of our contribution to Toronto’s first ever large scale mural festival, we present our own love letter to the lakes, the artists, and all involved in making this project a reality. Please enjoy.

Directed and Edited by Brian Smith
Produced by Photo and Motion Managing Director Derek Akers
Cinematography by Brian Smith and Yoshitaro Yanagita

Organizers:
Amy Peebles – Project Manager
Jason Botkin – Artistic Director
Tre Packard – Founder, PangeaSeed Foundation/Sea Walls Project
Jacquelyn West – Strategic Partnerships & HQ Programming, Hermann & Audrey
Enriqueta Arias – Communications & International Media Coordinator
Stuart Pearce – Festival Operations
Molly Leathem – Volounteer & Community Coordinator
Gabriella Penev – Communications Coordinator
Devon Ostrom – Organizing Partner, Don River Site
Ann-Marie Power – Festival Operations, Don River Site
Jean DeMers – Volounteer Coordinator

Artists:
Sermob (Mexico City, Mexico)
Miguel Valiñas (Mexico City, Mexico)
Sens (Mexico City, Mexico)
Birdo (Toronto, Canada)
Caratoes (Hong Kong)
Chris Konecki (San Diego, USA)
Peru Dyer (Toronto, Canada)
Jaz (Argentina)
PA System (Toronto, Canada)
Cinzah Merkens (Aukland, New Zealand)
Kwest (Toronto, Canada)
Young Jarus (Toronto, Canada)
Elicser Elliot (Toronto, Canada)
Bruno Smoky (Toronto, Canada)
Kevin Ledo (Montreal, Canada)
Olivier Bonnard (Montreal, Canada)
Rajni Perera (Toronto, Canada)
Kristen McCrea (Toronto, Canada)
MC Baldassari (Montreal, Canada)
EGR (Toronto, Canada)
John Todd (Toronto, Canada)
Jason Botkin (Montreal, Canada)
Learn more at PangeaSeed.org and loveletterprojects.com and write your own love letter today.