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Riga decorated by Blank Canvas festival graffiti

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The first street art festival in Riga ‘Blank Canvas: art-ground, play-ground, crime-ground’, which was organized as part of the European Cultural Capital programme, concluded with a cycling excursion.

May 13-17 offered any interested person to have a look at the variety of street art, the process of creating pieces of art and participate in all kinds of lectures by world-class street artists, discussions and practice sessions. However, the end of the festival does not mean the end of the fun: residents are still able to appreciate the images artists have left on walls of buildings.

The goal of this festival was to encourage a discussion about street art, increase cooperation between street artists and municipal institutions that are responsible for the city’s visual style.

Here are some of the works presented in the festival:

* ROA, Sparģeļu Street 5;

* MTO, Gaujas Street 5;

* MONEYLESS, Tilta Street 8
;

* TRON, Kalnciema Street 51
;

* Paulis Liepa, Lāčplēša Street 39
;

* M-City, Miera Street 50;

* FROST and Aigars Mamis, Lubānas Street 35;

* M-City, Skolas Street 15;

* Hop Louie, Mazā Krasta Street;

* Metthew Thully.

‘Blank Canvas: art-ground, play-ground, crime-ground’ was organized in Riga for the first time. Organizers admit – it was a success. Everything that was initially planned was successfully completed. Riga residents and guests are left especially satisfied – organizers have received a lot of positive feedback about the festival. Organizers admit – interest for the festival was so high, there is enough motivation left to organize it multiple times.

Organizers and participants of the festival extend their gratitude to Riga City Construction Office (especially Ingus Vircavs), Riga City Construction Office’s Addressing Department Valdis Dombrovskis and Advertisement Coordination Manager Vilnis Pikis.


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