Stunning Street Art Festival Energizes A Neighborhood In Madrid
As the weather improves, the idea of being inside a museum becomes less and less attractive. People want to make up for lost hour. In Madrid’s central Lavapies district, an arts festival is bringing art out onto the streets.
Sixty Spanish and international artists are participating in C.A.L.L.E, the third Emerging Lavapies Free Artistic Call Festival, between May 14 and June 5. The festival, co-orgainzed by the Lavapies Merchants Association, seeks to boost artistic creation in the neighborhood, and draw people to its streets and local stores.
Artists have created artworks on the neighborhood’s walls, shop-windows, and other exteriors under this year’s theme: “The Future, Lavapies 2029. ” Angulo, an artist who painted the walls of local herb store El Druida for the festival, tells she guesses C.A.L.L.E can help revitalize the Lavapies district.
“Initiatives like this one push people to walk through streets where galleries are not as popular as they should be, ” she told HuffPost Spain.
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