The White Moose Project in Värmland is Artscape‘s biggest project to date. This summer 25 artists from all over the world are joining the art festival and taking over an entire region of Sweden.
ArtScape is a nonprofit organization that seeks to inspire people and promote public art.They believe that the dominance of advertising boards in the modern cityscape needs to be challenged. Great art shouldn’t be confined to only galleries and museums, that is why they push cultural boundaries every year, to create a bigger and extense community of art lovers and enthusiasts.
From July 24 July to 18 August these large-scale public art are taking place in Arvika, Filipstad, Forshaga, Grums, Karlstad, Kristinehamn, Munkfors, Sunne, Säffle, Torsby and Årjäng.
Artscape is hosting a series of workshops – open to all ages and skill levels. The White Moose Project includes free artist talks and a panel discussion, among other events.
Their past editions in Malmö and Gothemburg have a very symbolic significance, not only for the urban landscape, but for the Scandinavian culture as well. For example, Gothenburg was well known for their zero tolerance to any kind of publica and Street art, but ArtScape resulted a great success, acomplishing 18 pieces of public art. The festival made the 10 cartiers of the city to get involved with the project, from dowtown to the suburbs, this was a groundbreaking concept showcasing what ArtScape is all about: Bringing art to the people.
From August 6 to 9th, Instagrafite will be covering the festival for the last days, starting in Oslo, Norway to make a roadtrip to Årjäng (Western Värmland) to Arvika, to the Northen of Värmland, then to Torsby, Sunne, Karlstad to finish in Stockholm and go back to reality.
The roaster of artists this year is full of friends and great names like: Pantonio, Pastel, Ledania, Smug, BKFOXX, Yash, Vexta, Nomad Clan, Annatomix, Hitotzuki, Zadok, Tatiana Suarez, Hyuro, Wild Drawing, Sagie, Super-G, Henric Thag, Bordalo, Faith 47, Case Maclaim, Caratoes and Shalak & Smoky.
Check out this visual recap we have for you so far and stay tuned to check out our live coverage and next posts about the project.