Step in the Arena

This year the international graffitti festival Step in The Arena will celebrate their 7th Edition. What back in 2010 began as a festival where young and established talents could meet, quickly grew into the unique international festival it is nowadays.

On 4 and 5 June more than 150 artists from the Netherlands and the rest of the world are going to make their appearance in the Eindhoven Arena, the Berenkuil. Last year there were more than 10,000 visitors, young and old, who have enjoyed the cosy, creative atmosphere that Step in the Arena brings. In this a special word of thanks to the Municipality of EindhovenEindhoven 365, Lumens, 040 Projects, Montana, Boels, De Verfkampioen, Vincent Huibers, Sticker Koning, Adriaanse Autoverhuur, Blue Collar Hotel, 3BE, Decofiti, Blendomatic and Art Pure who made Step in the Arena 2016 possible. 

EMOVES 3, 4, 5 June 2016 Eindhoven
Step in the Arena and her side events are powered by EMOVES Urban Culture Festival Eindhoven. EMOVES is the largest Urban Culture Festival of the Netherlands. For three days in a row, the city is completely under the spell hip hop and breakdance, skateboarding and BMX, graffiti and street art. 

Together with the local urban scene, artists from all over the world take care of live shows and performances, demonstrations and presentations, master classes and workshops.

See EMOVES website for more information and the full program. Check EMOVES on Facebook and Twitter(@emoves040, #emoves040) for scoops, reactions and lots of photos and videos.

Dynamo and urban Art An essential part of Urban Culture in Eindhoven is Graffitti and Street Art and it triggers allot of youth and youngsters to be creative. This is exactly why Dynamo organises the international graffiti festival Step in the Arena and many graffiti workshops and demo’s throughout the year. Dynamo has proven to be a very suitable partner when it comes down to street art productions on walls of establishments both private and business. Years of experience and a huge database of national and international artists make Dynamo fit for any graffiti request and/or job.

EMOVES, Urban Culture Festival Eindhoven is made possible by: 
Municipality of EindhovenEindhoven 365Provincie Noord-BrabantBKKCFonds voor CultuurparticipatieFonds voor PodiumkunstenSOECWoonbedrijfDynamo and Madskills

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Side Events Step in the Arena

Step in the Arena KidsBattle (juni 1st):
The Kidsbattle will be on June 1st. The participating children (from primary schools all over Eindhoven) will get a three week course involving tips and tricks about graffiti. This years theme will be: 'the skyline of Eindhoven'. The children will be challenged to think about te city and their famous buildings. The battle itself will
be performed on the same ground as Step in the Arena itself: The Berenkuil.

Social Media for Urban Artists (June 4th)
A talk by Good Guy Boris (The Grifters Journal)

Good Guy Boris is an entrepreneur, director, visual artist and creator of The Grifters. His career started with photography in early teenage years, when he was shooting what he explains as: ‘The wrong people at the right time’.

The Grifters is the best thing that ever happened to internet graffiti media. It's a carefully curated daily feed, gathered from a select pool of top notch writers and photographers, including an assortment of the world’s most controversial artists, that work together to distribute original and exclusive content. They squeeze the juice out of the cliches of graffiti with their sharp and ironic type of humor. Using Social Media and the Internet as a successful tool for 'getting up'.

Having a platform showing this grey area between art and vandalism resulted in an imprisonment in 2014, and Boris spend 4 months in the largest European prison. It is the second time Boris speaks publicly about his experiences and how social media and internet played a huge roll in his success.

It's a free event, but please rsvp via (eventbride link) if you want the be sure you have a seat. Or mail your name and number of guests to
Curated by MU as part of the Emoves festival

Location: Blue Collar Hotel, Strijp-S, Eindhoven (NL) 
Saturday June 4th Doors open 20:30

This project is made possible by: MU, The Grifters, Blue Collar Hotel

Can Gallery presents: Artificial (June 3rd till June 19th)  
The spraycan artists Mr. Mister and Fleksone question the realness of things trough their graffiti art. For this show they both present new works that contain nature v.s. nurture, the past v.s. the future. Graffiti is their vehicle to meet these expressions.

This graffiti exposition will be held from the 3rd till the 19th of June.
The opening is on the 3rd from 18.00 -21.00.
Location: Can Gallery (Urban Shopper, Strijp-S) Torenallee 60, 5617 BD Eindhoven.
Free entrance!

Sound and Vision Mural Eindhoven (June 27th till July 10th) 
A few weeks before the Step in the Arena festival the idea popped up to paint a 1100m2 Mural on Strijp-S behind the ‘Klokgebouw’, one of the biggest murals in the Netherlands. The theme is Sound and Vision meets Eindhoven and the wall will be painted from 27 of June till the 10th of July.

The artists so far are: Belin (SP), ZenkOne (NL), Vlakwerk (NL) and Vincent Huibers (NL).
More info will follow soon. 

This project is made possible by: Strijp-S, Trudo, Klokgebouw Cultuurhallen, Blue Collar Hotel, Popei, Montana and De Verfkampioen