There's a brand-new Riyadh Street Art Festival coming this month

Regional and international artists will be taking part…

Riyadh is well on its way to becoming one of the art capitals of the world. Having hosted Saudi’s first Contemporary Arts Biennale, welcoming a new museum dedicated to collecting and preserving art, and now the very first Riyadh Street Art Festival is fast approaching later this month.

Taking to the streets starting Wednesday November 15 until Wednesday December 6, the Riyadh event will be gathering artists and creators from all over the world to create and explore street art.

The art-centric event aims to highlight a range of contemporary art practices in the Kingdom, empower the local and international artistic community, and provide street artists with a platform to showcase their artwork.

Festival curators have been announced and include Saudi artist, graphic designer and curator Basmah Felemban, alongside London-based artist, writer, and curator Cedar Lewisohn. Riyadh Street Art Festival will be bringing by 30 local, regional and international artists that will turn the city into “a place to play.” It will also include workshops, DJs, and a skatepark.

The festival is being hosted by the Visual Arts Commission under the Ministry of Culture and will start just before Noor Riyadh.

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More art events in the Kingdom

Noor Riyadh

Noor Riyadh art exhibition

The incredible festival is coming back to Riyadh this November and will be accompanied by a contemporary light art exhibition featuring artworks selected by Lead Curator Neville Wakefield alongside Curator Maya Al Athel.

Noor Riyadh, Nov 30 to Dec 16. riyadhart.sa

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The event combines, in each and every corner of its alleys, art and creativity. Coming together in one place across seven days, you can stroll through numerous designs and experience the work that is inspired by Arab culture, history, and deep-rooted traditions.

Ana Arabia 2023, Boulevard Hall, Fri Dec 17 to Thu Dec 23. @anaarabiaksa

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