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Amazing street art with OPENART in Örebro, Sweden | ThatSwedishTraveller

Discover amazing street art all over Örebro city with OPENART 2019

This blogpost was written in collaboration with Visit Örebro and This is Örebro.

You all know how much I love street art, right? I just spent the weekend in a town called Örebro in Sweden, where there is an ongoing street art exhibition throughout the town.

The project is called OPENART and had it’s first open art exhibition in 2008, in this year’s edition you will find about 60 artists representing 19 different nationalities, who together exhibits about 80 artworks in the city centre of Örebro! A M A Z I N G!

I spent a couple of hours using the official app called OPENART to navigate and find the different pieces and there’s even a function where you can tic the pieces of after seeing them. I managed to see just about 30 pieces in a couple of hours, there’s really a lot of them near Örebro Castle where I mostly walked.

In love with the bright colors!

From OPENARTs webpage: 

OpenART is Scandinavia’s largest biennial for contemporary art, taking place during 12 summer weeks in Örebro. It is a biennial that revolts against traditional urban spaces, encourages creativity, and gives us the opportunity to experience the city from completely new perspectives. Works of art invade the city’s streets, squares, parks and waterways, taking over cultural scenes, shopping centres, building facades and Örebro Castle. When contemporary art becomes this accessible to the public, it promotes a dialogue about what art means to society. The exhibition invites both established and up-and-coming artists from around the world.

The Hermit by Astrid Myntekaer
OUT/Judy & Dorothy (The song from somewhere) by Elsa Tomkowiak
OUT/Judy & Dorothy (The song from somewhere) by Elsa Tomkowiak

The exhibition in itself is free, but there is also guided tours for both kids and adults, where you can buy tickets through Ticketmaster. There are also creative workshops for those who are interested, read more here. Also, don’t miss the OPENART app with a map and artist/descriptions of all the pieces!

Sweaty tummy club by Erika Stöckel
I have achieved nothing until I found myself by Ulrika Sparre
Razzle dazzle by Karima Klasen
Octopus attacks! by Filthy Luker & Pedro Estrellas

This final art work is probably my favourite, since I think it is amazing that even Örebro Castle is part of the street art exhibition. This years OPENART edition is open until 1 september 2019! If you have the chance I really recommend you to visit this amazing art exhibition, this year or in the future. Not only do you have the chance to see amazing art but you also discover beautiful Örebro city at the same time!

Read more about OPENART.

Read about my latest visit to Örebro, Influencers of Sweden – Fall workation.

This blogpost was written in collaboration with Visit Örebro and This is Örebro.

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By Isabelle Wallin

Freelance writer, content creator & life enjoyer

4 replies on “Amazing street art with OPENART in Örebro, Sweden | ThatSwedishTraveller”

Så mycket vackert alltså. Och tänk vi måste ha varit så nära varandra. Hade varit kul att tjenixa live.


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