International festival of Street Art ASALTO 2017

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Posted September 7, 2017 by zaragozaturismo in Culture

The oldest International Festival of urban art of Spain which takes place every year in Zaragoza, ASALTO, celebrates this year its 12th edition from 8 to 17 September in Valdefierro district, in the South West of the city. National and international artists, such as the French Zest or Mantra, and the British Helen Bur, will carry out in-situ their urban works such as other artists did so during past editions in other areas of the city as the Park Delicias, San Pablo or Magdalena.

Since the year 2005, this festival has been flooding the streets of the city of Zaragoza with avant-garde and participatory art, and impressive proposals carried out on-site by national and international urban artists and artistic groups. It is a formula of overall interaction with the city and its neighborhoods, both at urban and social level, and that each year attracts as much artist as locals and tourists.

It is a unique, creative artistic experience given that the creative process and execution of the work is done within the urban scheme of Zaragoza, its streets being the best workshop, the best canvas and the best gallery.

Over the years, the ASALTO festival has acquired a specific weight in Zaragoza cultural programme, being one of the few proposals that prevails over time and that constantly adapts and reinvents itself. ASALTO happened to be a sample of urban art and developed into a festival which proposes to explore, to discover or rediscover the urban environment thanks to artistic activities, actions and unique urban experiences that turn Zaragoza into an avant-garde city, participatory, colorful, friendly and culturally open and active.

This year, the headquarters of the Festival, Espacio Asalto, will be situated within two patios of the former juvenile Center El Buen Pastor and will host various conferences, projections, music and dance performances, workshops for all public and different activities open to locals and visitors. You can also join the guided tours to discover the festival from another perspective (September 17-15.16.)

In addition, the tramways company of Zaragoza and the Festival presents the third edition of #paradaasalto, which activity is to decorate the trams stops in the city. This year the Aragonese genius Francisco de Goya will be the protagonist of this urban tuning, and a selection of national and international illustrators through the reinterpretation of his work will transform the daily act to use the tramway into a cultural and artistic, unique and different experience.

This year, the Festival coincides with the thematic weekend Regala Zaragoza, which offers several activities at special prices and reductions in accomodation and menus for 25€ in restaurants participating at Regala Zaragoza. More info here.

Among the various workshops offered by the ASALTO Festival, Zaragoza tourism organizes a special workshop around Francisco de Goya. For children from 9 to 12 years who can collectively achieve a mural inspired by the work of Goya using conventional techniques of urban art. This activity is free and you just have to go on our Web site to download the coupon Regala Zaragoza and call us to get your invitation. This workshop will be held on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th from 11.30 to 13.30 h in Espacio Asalto. More info on our web site.

 

Come and live ASALTO in Zaragoza!

 


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