Basel House Mural Festival, a three-day, first-of-its-kind mural festival based around the legendary walls of the iconic RC Cola Plant in Miami’s Wynwood Art District, will take place during Miami Art Week 2017, launching one of their most ambitious project to date. Throughout the festival, invited local and international artists will transform an often-overlooked section of the neighbourhood into an open air art museum.
Over the course of four days, there will be more than 50 mural projects and over 80 top street artists from across the globe painting large murals across six city blocks in the Wynwood Art District, including a digital arts and VR playground that will bring art to life. The free block party will offer live painting, unique art installations, live music, late-night DJs, artists, a vendor market and food trucks.
The massive event will encompass the largest, organised gathering of street artists Wynwood including names like Fanakapan (UK), Nuno Viegas (Portugal), RISK (L.A.), SEEN (NYC), Sonny (South Africa), Dourone (France), 123klan (Canada) and Zed1 (Italy) among many others who already started painting last Friday!
The curation of Basel House Mural Festival has been collaborative in nature; something rare in the art world, drawing on a cohort of global experts in the Urban Arts Scene. Major contributors include: Festival Creative Director, Stephanie Kassoy, SWARM Events & Nekto Collective Festival Art Director; Pedro Amos, artist & co-owner of Miami’s Best Graffiti Guides; Urban Nation Museum for Contemporary Art; WYN 317Gallery; Iryna Kanishcheva, Urban Art Consultant and Photographer; and The Bushwick Collective. Daily Mural Tours will be run by Miami’s Best Graffiti Guide.
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