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Graffiti artist working on a mural in Port-au-Prince
Photo: Franck Fontain
Port-au-Prince’s street art scene peaks during the annual Festi Graffiti.
Home to dozens of galleries and artist-led-initiatives, the suburbs of Turgeau, Pétion-Ville and Cité Soleil are the hub of the annual Festi Graffiti.
Ramble through the sun-bleached streets in the hills above Haiti’s capital and soak up the freshest work by local and visiting artists, from figurative murals to photography installations revealing Haiti’s urban dance battle scene.
The next installment of Festi Graffiti is happening between September 10 and 20, 2019. This year’s theme is “contemporary mobility - deterritorializing the imaginary.”
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Look out for these artists
Established international artists on the bill for this year include Canadian mural artist Kevin Ledo (check out his instagram here), French street artist Zabou (check out her instagram here) and French artist Jessy Monlouis Doudoustyle (who really likes pandas).
Locals include Snoopy (@snoopytag) and Assaf, plus an ever-changing lineup of emerging street artists who show up each year to show off their skills. Expect to see plenty of evocative murals as well old-school difficult-to-decipher tags.
Downtown, don’t miss your chance to visit the realist photography on display this year at Institut Français en Haïti (IFH) on Champs des Mars, including work from Vice France-featured photographer Olivier Jobard.
A host of activities are on offer during festival dates, from guided tours to hands-on workshops. Be sure not to miss a tour of the new works painted by French muralist and tagger Seth Globepainter.
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