Augmented-reality festivals, Tolkien days, or live art performance in the world’s largest sidewalk gallery: NRW has some real surprises in store even for event experts and travelling pros. The overview presents some secret advice. Some events are phantastic, some athletic, but all of them are extremely creative and will be entertaining for any visitor.
Artists from the street-art scene perceive facades as the faces of public space: dull and grey, they will spread a bad mood until art comes in to make squares, res-idential blocks, or streets more colourful and lively, inviting people to look and lin-ger. North Rhine-Westphalia has a number of important festivals to improve the image of urban centres. Fans of culture will find an introduction to some of the most renowned events below, some of them drawing attention in large metropolis-es while others take place in smaller towns.Read more
Where you can encounter artwork with your own two feet: at street painting competition on the Lower Rhine, more than 500 street artists compete in creative urban designRead more