Step in the Arena

This year International Graffiti Festival Step in the Arena celebrates his 5th year anniversary. What began in 2010 with a graffiti festival in the Berenkuil where young talent and established talent could meet each other. Step in the Arena has grown in 5 years to a unique festival in Europe.

On 21 and 22 June more than 200 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 8,500 visitors, young and old, who have enjoyed the cozy, creative atmosphere that Step in the Arena entails. The line-up and decoration of the festival is part of the 5 year anniversary and will be very special. In this a special word of thanks to the municipality of Eindhoven, Eindhoven 365, Lumensgroep, 040 Projects, MontanaBoelsDe Verfkampioen, 3BE bed and breakfastVincent HuibersDecofiti, Can Gallery and Art Pure who made Step in the Arena 2014 possible.

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Side Events Step in the Arena

Hidden Beauty stroomhuis project
16 – 21 juni
After the success of last year, in 2014, 10 Endinet power houses will get a creative metamorphosis, of which 5 in the week of E-Moves. The Endinet power-house project is a collaboration between Dynamo, Endinet and the city of Eindhoven.

Graffiti Kidsbattle
18 juni Stadhuisplein
The Step in the Arena KidsBattle will start on May 13th. The participating children of primairy schools will get a five week course involving tips and tricks about graffiti. The children will be challenged to think about te city they live in. The Question is: how would children shape Eindhoven if it was up to them? The battle itself will be performed in the city centre at Stadhuisplein on June 18th.

Vandal Art Pop Up Shop
11-14 juni and 18 – 21 juni
Centrum Eindhoven

From june 11 till june 14 and june 18 till 21 we will open a pop-up shop in the city center of Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The shop will feature work of local, national and international artists regarding graffiti and streetart. Vandal Art 3 is part of E-Moves and Step In The Arena, one of Europe's biggest graffiti festivals, and is supported by Can Gallery.

So far, we have work of Ian Andrew (UK), Big Daddy Gun (NL), Ben 'Ucon' Peeters (B), B-art Hertkore (B), HifiOne (GER), Snub23 (UK), De Lamp (NL), Chas (NL), Amik Japansrood (NL), Sapo (NL) and photo's of Ralph Roelse (NL). Keep a close eye on this page for the exact location and opening hours.

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Step in the Arena and her side events are powered by E-Moves Urban Culture Festival Eindhoven. E-Moves is the largest Urban Culture Festival of the Netherlands. For ten 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 E-Moves website for more information and the full program. Check E-Moves on Facebook and Twitter(@emoves040, #emoves040) for scoops, reactions and lots of photos and videos.

E-moves, Urban Culture Festival Eindhoven is made possible by: Municipality of Eindhoven, Eindhoven 365, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Cultuurfonds Strijp, Woonbedrijf, Dynamo and Mad Skills.

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