Together with more than 30 international top street artists, Street Art Today took over part of the NDSM-wharf in the North of Amsterdam on April 27th for the third edition of Kings Spray Street Art Festival. To celebrate the Dutch Kings 50th birthday in style, an immense castle build out of shipping containers was pulled up from the ground. Inside the castle, the sensational line-up lived up to it’s promises and stunning artworks of 15 m2 were made by Sipros, Fin DAC, Millo, Eddie Colla, Fanakapan, Sokar Uno, Mr. June, Zeus, Chas, Besok, A Squid Called Sebastian, Bartkore, Philip Bosmans, Nash, Nasca Uno, Pso Man, Bier & Brood, Ces53, Serge Kb and Nicky Nahafahik.
But there was loads more to see and do. Next to the canvasses Nuno Viegas, Eklor, Evolve, Juice, Meanr, Nite Owl, Mr. X, Bustart, Zaira, Sket185, Andre Haazes, Smile, Mr. Jackson and Kenneth Letsoin stormed the castle walls. During the day, visitors could follow a street art tour to find out more about the artists and their style. A true eyecatcher this year was the real-life diorama in a shipping container by your favorite Amsterdam duo Pipsqueak Was Here. Also beautiful and special this year was the participation of Favela Painting, the Amsterdam collective that previously transformed neighbourhoods in Rio de Janeiro, Haiti and Philadelphia. Inspired by the cultural backgrounds of the collective’s participants, Favela made a bright patterned street art carpet.
Children from 6 to 16 years worked on their own graffiti piece supervised by professional street artists at the Royal Graffiti School, when graduated the little artists were rewarded with an official diploma signed by no one less than calligraffiti artist Team Blazin.
Rump Funk musically supported the festival with a mix of afrobeat, jazzy funk and dub reggae. Together with all the delicious food of local foodtrucks and the different craft beers Kings Spray was a great event for the whole family.
All artworks are specially made for our new museum which is expected to open it’s doors at the end of 2018.
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Photo’s by Marco Buddingh, Martine Kiers, Gewoon Nix, David Roos and Karin du Maire.