Kiev, an amazing hub for street art
Kyiv, Ukraine‘s capital city is getting in the spotlight as the Eastern European cultural hotspot since 2014. Kiev today has a vibrant art scene, it’s home not only to numerous exhibitions, performances and premieres but also to street art.
And you ask what as happened in 2014? Well, since then a number of large murals began appearing on the facades of old Soviet buildings.
Nowadays, the city hosts over 160 pieces of public art produced by talented painters or graffiti artists from Ukraine and other countries such as Spain, Portugal, Argentina and Australia. Not many places can compare to Kiev in terms of the scale and volume of huge murals.
What is really cool about exploring the city through its murals, is that you will go to places that otherwise you wouldn’t since the murals are often hidden in lesser-known parts of the city.
The street art scene in Kiev is creative, big, bold, unexpected, and colourful ‘decorating’ the urban landscape perfectly.
A Self-Guided Walking Tour
The Ukrainian capital aims to position itself on the world’s street-art scene, with monumental murals cover the walls of Kyiv.
The Street Art can be found all over the city, so time is definitely required. To help you with your treasure hunting expedition there are some great resources.
Kyiv Street Art Resources
Kyiv Murals is a great up-to-date App which pinpoints murals near you. The app it’s free and includes a map of all the street art in Kyiv, with information on the artists and the meaning.
Kyiv Murals is a website with the GPS locations of almost all of Kyiv’s street art.
Kiev Off the Beaten Track!
Making your own Street Art tour is a great way to go off the beaten tourist path and discover a lesser-known side of Kiev.
You will find a bit of everything from portraits, landscapes to abstract art – hidden on the walls of the city.
Kiev’s murals are, indeed, breathtaking and well worth of exploring while visiting the capital city of Ukraine. Expect Kiev to be like a big open-air Art Gallery.
So don’t miss out and explore and discover the colourful Kiev Murals.
Which city is your favourite for street art? Let me know so I can make sure to check it out!
photography – all rights reserved – Ana Rocha