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Step in the Arena: 3x must-sees

On June 4 and 5, it's Step in the Arena again, the Eindhoven festival for graffiti lovers. For two days, artists from home and abroad will be giving their all on the city's canvas. The place to be is Berenkuil. But there are also great activities outside. No idea where to start? Check out our tips!

The Berenkuil

This unique spot at Insulindelaan is the festival’s heart. Bring your friends and family, enjoy food and drinks, and see how art works slowly come to life. From graphic designs and colorful letters to photorealistic portraits and cartoon characters. This year, for example, check out the work of Spain's ZURIK, with her bright and dynamic style. Or admire the skills of Fleks, a homegrown celebrity who now lives in Taiwan.

June 4 and 5 - Berenkuil

Graffiti for kids

On Wednesday, June 1, Eindhoven primary school children will compete in the Kids Battle. The winning school can place a piece in the Berenkuil on Saturday. Is your class not participating, but would you still like to spray paint graffiti? The whole weekend there is a special kids area in the Berenkuil, where young enthusiasts can practice on canvas.

Kids battle: June 1 - Berenkuil
Kids area: June 4 and 5 - Berenkuil

Step in the Arena
Step in the Arena

Tech and sustainability

Want to take a deep dive into new developments? This year's Step in the Arena Extra is all about technology. What is the role of digital art and NFTs? What might the world of graffiti look like in ten years? Tina Ziegler (Moniker Art Fair) will talk more about it in a keynote speech. There will also be a presentation on the Aerosol Alliance. This organization aims to make the graffiti scene more sustainable.

June 3 - Dynamo, Catharinaplein 21

Step in the Arena takes place on June 4 and 5 in the Berenkuil. The day before, Dynamo will host an in-depth program of talks and discussions during Step in the Arena Extra. On Monday and Tuesday after the festival, there will be Step out of the Arena. Several well-known artists will paint new murals on walls made available by the municipality. All activities are free to attend.