ALARM Graffiti festival in Lviv

ALARM Graffiti festival in Lviv

Photo: shutterstock.comAny passerby in an urban cityscape has observed the colorful, provocative, illegal "eyesore" that is graffiti. Although many consider the spray-painted pieces a nuisance, graffiti has been gaining recognition from the art world more and more as a legitimate form of art.

Alarm Graffiti festival will take place in Lviv on August 14th, 2016. This is a second time Alarm Graffiti festival that will be happening in Lviv; before that it has been touring various Ukrainian cities for over 6 years.

When most people think of graffiti, they imagine "tags," or a stylized writing of a person's name. While tags are probably the most popular forms, graffiti art is much more than that. It can mean a colorful mural with a message of diversity or a black and white stencil piece protesting police brutality. In each case, graffiti art makes a statement.

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Photo: Alarm Festival Facebook page
This festival carries an important community interest mission to provide an accessible platform for artists of all levels and backgrounds to produce, exhibit and engage with the artistic community. Alarm Graffiti Festival aim is to educate, empower and inspire younger people across Ukraine, to unlock their hidden potential and participate in the regeneration and development of their local area, whilst improving well-being.

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Photo: Alarm Festival Facebook page
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Alarm Festival 2016 attracted so many applicants that organizers had to arrange the pre-festival sketch battle in order to choose the best artists to perform their art at Vynnytsya street mural wall.

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Photo: Alarm Festival Facebook page
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Nowadays graffiti is a form of art and not just a result of random acts of vandalism. The graffiti community moves in different directions and the resultant artwork moves with it. Experience the creation of urban art in an unforgettable atmosphere at Alarm Graffiti in Lviv.

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Address: Vynnytsya street, Lviv.
When: August 13th - August 14th, 2016

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