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WALLZ 2022

The third year of the international street art festival WALLZ took place in Pilsen from June 13 to 18, 2022. During the previous two years of the festival, more than 20 large-scale paintings by top artists from all over Europe were created on buildings, bridges and walls throughout Pilsen.

Their works of art significantly improved the environment of selected locations in Pilsen, replacing unsightly peeling facades or old advertising banners. This trend will be followed by this year's edition, which will enrich the public space of the city with another dozen wall paintings.

Among the invited artists were once again famous names from the Czech Republic and abroad, combining both a distinctive handwriting of realistic and figurative painting, as well as color-catching abstraction. This year's ambassador for the European Capitals of Culture was Tadas Šimkus from Lithuania's Kaunas 2022. The expected surprise was certainly the participation of the world-famous artist Brad Downey.


This year's selection of locations for creation was very varied - there was a nearby city center, a school facade, technical buildings, an underpass, a part of the embankment, but also the much-discussed squatter's house in Jateční Street, where one of the most popular Czech street art artists, Chemis, left his painting.

The festival was accompanied by a varied accompanying program in the form of a graffiti jam open to the general public, a Czech-German conference on art in public space and children's workshops. The DRAWetc studio was also involved with its artists. The street art week ended with the opening of the exhibition of the studio work of all participating artists at DEPO2015, which is organized by the entire festival.

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