Street Art Avenue is a special project of painted frescoes spread out along Canal Saint-Denis, from Stade de France to Parc de La Villette Paris. Plaine Commune Grand Paris tourist office invited international and national street artists to take over the place and present live-painting, workshops and performance events.
The banks of Canal Saint-Denis celebrates once again new street artworks this summer with the 3rd edition of Street Art Avenue® which will be, this year, part of the program Eté du Canal festivities, from July, 7th to August, 26th, 2018. From Saint-Denis (Stade de France) Paris (Porte de la Villette), via Aubervilliers. 5 new artworks have been added, thus adding more colour to this artistic path.
The creation of Street Art Avenue
On the occasion of Euro 2016, some artists created their artwork on the banks of Canal Saint-Denis, creating thus an outdoor street art gallery, from Stade de France to Parc de la Villette. Various techniques of urban art are represented here: graffiti, tags, collages, stencils... and many of them on urban furniture. Live performances, participative frescoes and artistic workshops were programmed all along the conception of the project.
The street art avenue which counted for about fifteen artworks created during summer 2016, was completed by new graffiti, frescoes, collages during summer 2017 by the stencil user Guate Mao. ZDEY painted the lower level of the motorway A86, the lettering and the geometry of Dizzy and Fimo can be found on the pillars of A86, The Chevalme Sisters, artists in residence at 6B, painted an aquatic fresco in Saint-Denis.
This third edition of the festival dedicated to street art and to urban culture is back in 2018.
This artistic trail features:
In July, the artist Julien Malland, know as Seth will paint at the lock number 28 quai Gambetta (Aubervilliers) inviting you to share his poetic universe related to his childhood.
From June, 28th to July, 5th, the artist Zest, inspired by the colourful acidic graffiti culture from the 90s, will have carte blanche to create an immersive artwork, under the bridge Francis de Pressensé (Saint-Denis / Aubervilliers).
From July, 2th to 6th, the duo of Dutch artists Telmo Miel whose works showcase a strange and poetic universe, limit surrealist, will take over a small building located at 84, rue Danielle Casanova (Saint-Denis).
From June, 22nd to July, 6th, the artist Tarek Benaoum will adorn the wall of the residence du Clos with a gold and silver calligraphic arabesque design. Residence du clos is a large joint ownership property located at 132 rue Danielle Casanova (Saint-Denis).
From June, 28th to July, 5th, you can admire the artworks of Polar and his geometric universe, vivid and colourful, at 3 quai F. Mitterrand (Saint-Denis).
In July, come and take part in participative workshops animated by Adec (Saint-Denis / Aubervilliers), a multi-talented artist who uses mainly objects and all sorts of found materials from the street or in nature as his artistic supports.
Click here to know more about the artists presenting their artworks in north east Paris : Alexandra Arango, Ambroise and Victor, Astro, Basto, FD Crew, Guate Mao, Joachim Romain, Julia Lopez, Jungle, Marko 93, No rules corp, On Off collectif, Rebus, Robert Zytynski, Unavida Collectif, Valentina Conseco...
During the summer, guided commentaries including cruises are proposed. The Artistic Way can be seen for free on foot or cycling from the banks of Canal Saint-Denis.
The Street Art Avenue project is backed by Plaine Commune, developed in close collaboration with the Plaine Commune Grand Paris Tourism Office, the towns of Aubervilliers, Saint-Denis, Paris and the Department of Seine-Saint-Denis.