This Graffiti Exhibition In Stockholm Is a Street Art Lover's Dream

Pipe artwork at the Snösätra Grafitti exhibit.
Pipe artwork at the Snösätra Grafitti exhibit. | © Danny Qvarfordt / Flickr
Photo of Whitney Wasko
Stockholm Hub Writer11 October 2018

When you think of an art exhibit, one does not typically think of an area full of graffiti in an old industrial zone in the suburbs. However, Snösätra Graffiti Exhibition does exist and it is considered to be quite epic. The colorful and bright graffiti art at Snösätra is worth checking out, even if it might take some time to get there.

A beautiful piece of artwork found at Snösätra Grafitti. | © Danny Qvarfordt / Flickr

Out with the old; in with the new

Industrial, run-down and off-the-beaten-path are just some words that one would use to describe the Snösätra Graffiti Exhibit before it became what it is today. Located south of Stockholm in the suburb of Rågsved, it was previously an old and decrepit piece of land in an industrial neighborhood. In 2014, the owners of the property allowed graffiti artists to come and paint over the old walls that were present on the property and by doing so Snösätra became one of the largest graffiti exhibitions in all of Europe.

A 'work in progress' skeleton at Snösätra. | © Danny Qvarfordt / Flickr

Every year, artists from Sweden and other parts of the world are able to come to Snösätra and share their artwork with the world. By having the opportunity of change at Snösätra, every year offers a different experience when visiting the exhibition. In the past, an event called Spring Beat was hosted at Snösätra, which help kick off the new year of murals on-site. Spring Beat had live music, DJs and live painting so individuals could see some of the artwork while it was being created. Although it has been a recurring event in the past, there has been no new news on whether or not it will continue.

So, will you make the trip down to Snösätra and visit one of the largest graffiti exhibitions in Europe?

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