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The street and mural public art festival, BALADK, presented by Al Balad Theater and co-curated with Stadtwandkunst – Open Urban Art Gallery Mannheim – Germany, starts its 8th edition on various locations in Amman on May 28th, 2020.
The new murals and installations created this year will be added to an already extensive locations that stretches from Hashmi to Marj El Hamam, bringing the permanent public legacy created by the Festival since 2013 to nearly 35 major works.
BALADK Street & Urban Art Festival is an eight-day event celebrating the urban art movement. The Festival is an important gathering of the global urban arts community in Amman – Jordan and Jordanian artists. Baladk provides a platform for emerging and established artists to connect, network, learn, create & share their artistic experiences. World class visual and mural artists partner with Jordanian artists for a cultural celebration in various locations in Amman from the period of May 28th to June 4th, 2020.
Through seven successful editions, the Baladk Festival has transformed Amman, reinforcing the city to be a global future destination for contemporary urban art and an artistic tourist destination. Baladk works with artists, communities, and neighborhoods to transform the walls in diverse areas of Amman’s beige façade into colourful open air murals that focuses on specific themes every year.
The programme for the 8th edition will include international world-class artists and collectives arriving from various cities in Europe and Central America. It will as well include 8 Jordanian artists with various experiences some of which are painting a mural for the first time and others who are cornerstones in the local street art scene. The program of the festival will also highlight youth and artistic workshops, artist talks, panel discussions, live mural viewings, a fundamental on fundraising training and free post-festival merchandise.
Street artists from Jordan, the region and Europe. Organizer: Al Balad Theater. Information and photos of the edition 2018
A walk down Al Weibdeh hill to downtown Amman, with exciting examples of public art.