Already 3 weeks ago the official opening of the 6th edition of the Worlds Street Painting took place in Arnhem. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make it that weekend so I decided to visit Arnhem last Sunday.
It’s always nice to explore a city during some great weather and good company. This year I visited the event for the 4th time so it’s not really fair to say I’m exploring the city. Arnhem city center is an easy-going area where you can find a lot of terraces, restaurants, shops and in this case huge 3d paintings on the ground.
The organization always takes care of good routing options, information on their website and even an app which takes you around all paintings. For me, it’s just walking around and spot the big pink info screens that are placed around the paintings.
Every edition there is a big international artist line-up but also new and upcoming talent can get a spot somewhere in the city. I really like that way of working but since it looks like that this art form doesn’t have a big group of experienced artists from the Netherlands itself, it seems like the same artists come back every year. Don’t get me wrong because the work of these Dutchies is awesome and they are well respected here and abroad.
This year there was a music theme added to the festival. During the opening weekend, the artworks were presented while there was also a specially composed music part that was played live. A unique collaboration! The line-up was filled with the following artists:
Leon Keer & Joy Masala / Remko van Schaik & Celina von Wrochem / Kerim Musanovic & Jan Krause / Jean Marc Navello & Inga Rothammel / Sonja Mazereel & Daria Assmus & Armin / Gregor Wosik & Guido Hoek / Frederike Wouters & ONE-J / Carlos ALberto Garcia Hernandez JD & Emma Galanaki / Eduardo Rellero & Yannick Wandel / David ter Horst & Jesus Acebes Rodriguez / Adry del Rocio & Nikolas Hofmann / Ruben Poncia & Sonja Maxx Poths / Cuboliquido & Philip Calisto / Nate Baranowski & Vincent Bal
Also this year I loved the artworks but I do miss a sort of massive mind blower… Maybe it’s about the decent color use, the theme or maybe I just missed the music part that gives the complete experience. Either way, 3d art will always give you the wow factor after seeing the artwork through your lens, and this also counts for the massive works seen in Anrhem this year during the World Street Painting Festival.
Visiting Arnhem to explore the city while spotting some really cool 3d ground paintings is definitely worth it. It’s also cool to do this with your kids since the artworks are pretty interactive and educational. The 3D artworks can be admired until October 20, 2019.
Unfortunately, I didn’t see all the artworks that were made. At the end of the day, the attraction of the terrace in combination with the heat won… Feel free to leave your own photos of the missing art pieces in the comments.
Are you a 3d painter yourself.? Feel free to sign up as an ASA artist and we will show your skills to the rest of the world!