Saturday, 29 June 2013

Street Art - Olvera in a day

Today, we were on a mission to locate the numerous artists throughout Olvera who were taking part in the 2nd Open Air Art Festival, part of a national series of competitions that require the artists to produce a painting within a fixed time period of approximately nine hours or less. The artists can pick any outdoor location that they want within Olvera or out in the campo, so we started our quest with perhaps the obvious place, the historic "Barrio de la Villa" in the oldest part of town, working our way down to the Avenida Julián Besteiro and beyond.

 So, just a few pictures of the artists hard at work in various locations throughout town. Here, our friend Steen on the left learning some tips from a friend.

The strong wind today was causing particular difficulty for the artists as it was for these ladies leaving a wedding in the Plaza de la Iglesia.

This evening, all of the paintings will be exhibited and judged in the Plaza de Andalucia.
Tonight, we walked to Calle Llana to see all the pictures on show in the street before the judging took place.

We counted sixty one paintings on show, a fantastic improvement on the forty two of last year and we hope that this event grows year on year as it is a great promotional event for Olvera.
A slideshow of all the brilliant paintings can be seen here and a big thank you to all the artists who took part.

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