BEACH STREET FESTIVAL 2014
1-3 of August, Mytilene, Lesbos island
Graffiti Press Release
Graffiti is everywhere, in the street, on rooftops, along the rail tracks, on trains and subways. Readable or not,these colorful letters and characters have spread all over our cities and breath life in them. But have you seen their authors in action?
While graffiti is often a secretive and clandestine affair, 1-3 of August on Beach Street Festival you will have the opportunity to see graffiti writers in action!
After the successful mission of the first BeachStreetFestival, to breathe life into the huge abandoned hotel of Vatera and fill it with color, this year’s aim is to create a series of colorful walls & murals, in honor of the 80 years since the death of the local folklore painter Theofilos and his famous murals(1870-1934).
So Beach Street festival will gather dozens of graffiti writers from all over Europe and worldwide to paint and create a route of painted walls along of Mytilene city, in specific locations starting from the ancient port of the city with final destination the museum of Theofilos Chatzimichael-Teriade. This route will represent the connection and transition from the traditional Theofilos’s murals to the modern graffiti, from throw-ups to Murals, with a lot of different styles and techniques.
Also, during the Beach Street Festival there will be graffiti workshops for anyone wishing to learn the history of graffiti and try their own skills(more infos during the festival at the “BSF INFO” kiosk, 1 of August)!
The Graffiti Line up till now is:
ALEX MARTINEZ (US/GR)
MOSA (PAL CREW/FR)
MR CENZ (UK)
NR4T CREW (ASOD/ FAKE / KENLAR / SCAR / VALES / VATO)
OFK CREW (CASER / JAMER / NERS)
USE CREW (ELZ / LUNE82 / TASER / URID )
YAKUZA CREW(RASEL / RISK / SIVE)
Τhe participation for the graffiti writers is open -as it was last year- and EVERYONE can participate*. If you want to paint send an email here: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is space for everyone!
The participation deadline is 13 of July and the Graffiti line up for 2014 will be announced around the 15th of July.
*The Beach Street will try to provide free cans to as many writers as possible, depending on the generosity of the Sponsors and the number of participants. It is very possible that not everyone will get free cans.
There will be a kiosk selling Kobra sprays from 3 euros, so there’s no need to carry your own on your way here.
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