The city walls have long been places of expression. In 1979, Pinon Ernest proposed one of the first artistic frescoes.
It was in the 2015s that street art took its place in our streets with the launch of the Grenoble Street Art Fest ! Each year, this festival highlights many creations: monumental walls and works of local or international artists of different styles and using different techniques.
An open-air museum
Since 2015, more than 135 permanent walls have been built in Grenoble, Fontaine, Le Pont de Claix and Saint-Martin-d'Hères.
Walls that are chosen from the public space as close as possible to sustainable traffic roads (tram lines, cycle paths, bus lines), but also walls in less busy streets, in which we are happy to search for the next work that will come to one’s eyes. Strolling through the city then becomes a constant discovery. And all of this for free!
Grenoble Street Art Fest ! - An annual festival
The Grenoble Street Art Fest ! takes place every year at the end of spring. It gives artists the opportunity to create new frescoes in the city and in parallel it offers events, concerts, exhibitions, etc.
Spacejunk, at the heart of the organization
The festival is carried every year by the Spacejunk art center team, supported by around fifty volunteers. Spacejunk brings this festival to life in Grenoble area and beyond thanks to an opulent and interesting program. The aim of the festival is to give as many people as possible the opportunity to see the works created during the festival and to ensure cultural mediation throughout the year.
2020, a particular edition
To adapt to the context of COVID-19, the sixth edition of the Street Art Fest took place in two stages (June / July then September / October) but the desire to promote Street Art culture throughout Grenoble city was there! This 2020 edition, entitled Resilience, also aimed to support culture and artistic creation in this difficult period.
Street Art guided tours of the Tourist Office
The Grenoble-Alpes Métropole Tourist Office regularly and seasonally organizes Street Art guided tours, on foot, by bike or by tram. Check out our guided tours program!
And to complete our guided tours, a 256-page French / English book, compiling the vast majority of works produced during the first three editions of the Grenoble Street Art Fest, is on sale at the Tourist Office Shop.