Mural festival brings wall-to-wall art to Haifa
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Mural festival brings wall-to-wall art to Haifa

Eight artists will create an artistic dialogue on the walls of the port city’s downtown area from October 11 to 13

Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.

  • A mural by Spanish artist, Demsky, who will create a mural for Walls, the Haifa arts festival in October 2018 (Courtesy Demsky)
    A mural by Spanish artist, Demsky, who will create a mural for Walls, the Haifa arts festival in October 2018 (Courtesy Demsky)
  • From the 2017 Walls Festival in Haifa (Courtesy Yael Gavrieli)
    From the 2017 Walls Festival in Haifa (Courtesy Yael Gavrieli)
  • A work at the Dead Sea by Tant, a Haifa artist who will be creating a full-scale mural for Walls, the October 2018 art event in Haifa (Courtesy Tant)
    A work at the Dead Sea by Tant, a Haifa artist who will be creating a full-scale mural for Walls, the October 2018 art event in Haifa (Courtesy Tant)
  • From the 2017 Walls Festival in Haifa, which brings artists to create murals for the city's neighborhoods (Courtesy Walls Festival)
    From the 2017 Walls Festival in Haifa, which brings artists to create murals for the city's neighborhoods (Courtesy Walls Festival)

October is the time to head to Haifa — if you didn’t get to the port city for last week’s film festival. During the Walls Festival, an artsy weekend October 11-13, commissioned artists will create outdoor mural art on the buildings and walls around the downtown neighborhoods of the city.

Eight leading artists are being hosted in this year’s festival: Demsky from Spain, Leolyxxx from Sweden, Haifa’s Tant, Keos and Alin Mor, as well as Missing, Manyearsago and Korma Dima from Tel Aviv.

The artists will create large-scale murals as part of the third annual event, which will include art tours, parties and artistic gatherings in celebration of the public art festival.

The aim of Walls is to help develop Haifa’s more neglected urban neighborhoods with public art that offers a dialogue between the artists and the location. Check the Walls Festival Facebook page for locations and times.

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