As the weather improves, the idea of being inside a museum becomes less and less attractive. People want to make up for lost time. In Madrid’s central Lavapiés district, an arts festival is bringing art out onto the streets.
Sixty Spanish and international artists are participating in C.A.L.L.E, the third Emerging Lavapiés Free Artistic Call Festival, between May 14 and June 5. The festival, co-orgainzed by the Lavapiés Merchants Association, seeks to boost artistic creation in the neighborhood, and draw people to its streets and local stores.
Artists have created artworks on the neighborhood’s walls, shop-windows, and other exteriors under this year's theme: “The Future, Lavapiés 2029.” Angulo, an artist who painted the walls of local herb store El Druida for the festival, says she thinks C.A.L.L.E can help revitalize the Lavapiés district.
“Initiatives like this one push people to walk through streets where galleries are not as popular as they should be,” she told HuffPost Spain.
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This post originally appeared on HuffPost Spain and has been translated into English and edited for clarity.