For the first time this summer, the street art festival Artscape lands in Gothenburg, Sweden’s alternative culture capital, as part of the city’s build up to its 400th anniversary in 2021. Between 25th July & 21st August 2016, twenty international and Swedish street artists will create and paint in all ten districts of the city, making Artscape Scandinavia’s largest ever street art festival.
Artists announced so far include Hueman, Yash, Eine, Magda Sayeg, Ollio, Ana María, Jarus, Mehdi Ghadyanloo, Elina Metso och, Disk, LiGiSD, Julia Volchkova, Ajja Artist, Robots and AnimalitoLand.
Artscape is an organisation that seeks to inspire people and promote public art for everyone. Artscape 2014 in Malmö was Sweden’s first ever international street art festival and the positive response to it has paved the way for more participants within street art. Together with the City of Gothenburg’s department of Culture the festival is in full preparation – this is the first time a city of the size of Gothenburg contributed with all districts in a similar project.
“We have worked on this project for about two years now and it’s going to be amazing to see it all fall into place. Gothenburg is an exciting city with so much potential. This feels like the perfect way to take Artscape to the next level” Daniel Wakeham & Tor Hedendahl, Artscape.
Both digital and printed maps will be developed so that locals and tourists can easily visit all the works of art across the city by tram or bicycle. Amongst all the artwork there will also be panel discussions, lectures and workshops.
Check back at a later date for more goings on and festival photos for ArtScape 2016!