Last weekend, the family and I went to look at some of Stockholm’s amazing graffiti art. Just outside of the city there’s an industrial area dedicated to providing graffiti/street artists with the space to legally exhibit their artwork. Each Spring the area hosts the largest street art festival in the Nordics. Held over three days, artists come from all over Sweden and other parts of Europe to completely transform the area. We went along to the event last year and it was really cool. There’s music and food and you can watch the artists in action. This year though, we decided to wait until all the walls were finished before going to have a look. This way we could see the completed masterpieces without all the crowds. It’s an amazing space, with over 4.5km of walls that showcase some really remarkable pieces. I can barely draw a stick figure, so I’m in awe of the talent that these artists have and the amazing work they can produce with a spray can!
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Cooper came with us to check out the artwork and I think he was also impressed. We were careful not to let him pee on any of the art though!
Seriously, those eyes! I stood here for ages, mesmerised by the colours and detail in this piece. Unfortunately the photo doesn’t really do it justice.
I just had to get a closer look at this one, I still can’t believe it’s not a photo! Even up close it still looks so real.
I really love that there is a space like this for artists to express themselves and as I said before, there are some really talented artists showcasing their work here. It’s a little grungy and takes a bit of effort to get to by public transport. But, if you are ever in Stockholm it’s absolutely worth taking the time to head out to see it.
Cheers, Jess 🙂