Step In The Arena took place in 2010 for the first time and several thousands of people came to visit. This year more than 200 local and international graffiti gladiators will show their skills in the weekend of 9 and 10 juli in thé street-art arena of Europe: ‘de Berenkuil’. Some names of artists are: CFH (NL), OD crew (NL), Staynice (NL), Nasty Sons (NL), Cosh (NL), Dephaezer (NL), Jake (NL), Mickey (NL). Heavy Artillery (UK-DK): Aroe-Roid-Storm-Gebes Wild Boys (IT): Zeus-Opium-Rota-Pencil Greetings crew (FR): Ogre-Gris-Gomer LoveLetters (NL-D-F): Nash-Rusl-Dater-Chas-Ozer-Tumki-Biser Swet (DK), Nychos (A), Dome (D), Belin (ES), Zedz (IT), New2 (AU) The festival is being organized by Dynamo in collaboration with the graffiti scene of Eindhoven. It’s goal is to challenge young people and professionals to meet and challenge each other creatively. Graffiti and street art are important aspects of hiphop culture in Eindhoven. With this graffiti weekend, Dynamo wants the inhabitants of Eindhoven and beyond to meet street art and show them what Eindhoven is famous for in the whole world. Young graffiti artist are given the opportunity to work with pro’s from the graffiti scene, national and international artists. If you want to join in, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Adres: Insulindeplein, also known as the Berenkuil, in Eindhoven. Free entrance.
This year Step In The Arena has a special side event: Hidden Beauty. The first edition of this international street art event takes place on July 8, 9 and 10 in the old Schellens textile factory. The outside walls and the sluice room of this characteristic factory are the decor. Hidden Beauty is an initiative of Niels Wildenberg (Wildenberg mode) and Emil van der Wijst (Decofiti), in collaboriaton with Dynamo. Besides some local heroes the line up of Hidden Beauty exists of the international street art elite, coming to Eindhoven especially for this event. The work made by these artists are specifically designed for this location and go beyond traditional graffiti. They work both two and three-dimensional and there is the possibility to buy artwork and merchandise. Some names of artists are: ECB (D), Dome (D), Nychos (AU), Zedz (IT), Belin (ES), Super A (NL), Zenk One (NL), Sol Crew (NL), Klub 7 (D). Adres: Bleekstraat / Vestdijk on the corner. You will see Hidden Beauty Logo. Free entrance. [gallery columns=”3” link=”file” include=6778,6777,6776] - source biki90