Destination street art: explore Brussels’ walls this summer

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Published at 21/06/2022
By Mylène

The newest street locations

Urban Art Center

Urban Art Center

How about a garage with a tumultuous past, converted into an Urban Art Centre? Brussels art collective Propaganza has taken up residence in Forest, under the glass roof of an unused industrial site. Its brick walls are awakened by colourful murals in which birds, monkeys and stylish graffiti abound. The most observant visitors will spot a portrait of Lous and the Yakuzas, street photography and a car pimped especially for the occasion. Artists' studios, workshops and a new shop, opened for the first time in Belgium, complete the landscape.

From Thursday to Saturday between 14:00 and 18:00

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The Sneakers Café

At 6 rue des Bouchers, The Sneakers Café is a chic urban spot where you can sip a cocktail and customise your favourite sneakers or have a snack while admiring the decor that mixes basketball references and pop art. It's a social club infused with urban culture and an open stage where stand-ups and themed parties are the order of the day. It's the perfect place to boost your shoe knowledge - and collection - with a drink in hand.

Wednesday to Sunday

Lex 66

What if there was a place in the European Quarter where Brussels' street artists could let their creativity run wild? Art collective Propaganza is taking over the interior courtyard of LEX 66 - tucked away behind the somewhat bureaucratic facades of rue de Loi - and turning it into an urban pop-up bar open for after-work drinks every Thursday. Its walls will be transformed by the work of several Brussels street artists, ranging from the tribal style of Drake 25 to the poetry of Adrien Roubens and the futuristic vibe of Hipsterskulls.

Every Thursday in June and September

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Street culture events and exhibitions

"Invader Rubikcubist" RUBIK INGRES (Making of), 2006 Crédit : Invader

Invader Rubikcubist

Are you tired of being frustrated by your Rubik's Cube? The latest exhibition at Mima shatters the mysteries of the famous puzzle into pieces and brings it into the creative sphere. It contains a hundred cubist paintings and sculptures by urban artist Invader, whose small mosaics are famous around the world. Made entirely of Rubik's cubes, his works hijack icons from the history of art (from the Mona Lisa to Liberty Leading the People) or reinvent compositions with delirious geometry.

Until 8 January 2023

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(c) Urban Sessions TheAgency

Urban sessions

Imagine a custom-built BMX park, acrobatic freestyle, breakdancing, food trucks and street art! This concentration of action sports and stylish initiatives will rock Josaphat Park on the last weekend of June. Urban Sessions is also an opportunity to learn about high-flying sports, whatever your age, and to meet some of the leading figures in these disciplines, such as Kevin Van Ekert, world wheelchair motocross vice-champion.

30 June to 3 July

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Detours Festival (c) Komanche Photography

Détours Festival 

At Detours Festival, the street takes centre stage. Its motto: bring the theatre to the streets and the streets to the theatre. From July to September, it will be a firework display of urban art, popular gatherings and innovative performances under the slogan 'Peace, Love, Unity and Fun'. On public squares in Brussels and Wallonia, marvel at dancing and battles that flirt with Footwork, Acro-dance and Abstrkt, as well as several evenings devoted to unique works in progress. A festival that's worth a visit!

July to September

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(c) In the streets

In the streets

Whether you want to skate in the sun on place de Brouckère, try your hand at free running in the Parcour XL modules, enjoy a drink in an urban pop-up bar with a view or experience the colourful energy of the city at a summer festival, head to the centre of Brussels this summer. For one month, In the Streets will be taking over the public space with, among other things, free concerts, an urban festival and routes to rediscover the whole of Brussels from top to bottom!

14 July to 14 August

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New murals

Mort de Marat, 2022

Où ? Mont des Arts, 1000 Bruxelles

 

Carlos Alberto GH, Street Art for Mankind Together4Forests, mars 2022

Où ? Chaussee d’Etterbeek 182, 1040 Etterbeek

 

Ledia Kostandini, Fresque Balkan Trafik, avril 2022

Où ? Quai au Bois à brûler, 1000 Bruxelles

 

Mona Tusz, Marie, Hors champs, hors temps, hors du commun 

Où ? Rue de la blanchisserie, 29 1000 Bruxelles