The first edition of a street art festival that will change the landscape of an historical village in Molise region. Civitacampomarano is the setting “CVTà Street Fest”
Alice Pasquini is acting as the art director for the festival, while Jessica Stewart is coordinating the festival and the Pro Loco “Vincenzo Cuoco” of Civitacampomarano acts as the organizzing body. The town of Civitacampomarano and the Molise region are providing patronage, with “La Molisana” acting as partner.
HOW THE FESTIVAL BEGAN – Everything started with an email sent to Alice in 2014 by Ylenia Carelli, president of the Pro Loco “Vincenzo Cuoco,” a simple invitation to come to Civitacampomarano and paint the walls of the historical center, which had long been abandoned. “I painted on old doors to remind us of what is no longer.” explains Alice, “Many of the beautiful houses are empty now and over time so many people have left Civitacampomarano that the current population is only a little over four hundred inhabitants.” Alice’s attraction to Civitacampomarano is not only artistic. “For me it wasn’t just any town, but my grandfather’s birthplace. The interesting thing is that Ylenia did not know this when she wrote me the initial email.” As the inhabitants grew affectionate of the artwork, street art became a conduit for the rediscovery of the abandoned center. With this, the idea of a festival came about.
WHY CVTà? – In local dialect, Civitacampomarano is pronounced “Cvtà,” making it the ideal name to unite the past and future of the village.
STREET ART – Each of the six invited artists will work, over the course of four days, on walls made available by the community. Within these carefully selected spaces, Biancoshock, David de la Mano, Hitnes, ICKS, Pablo S. Herrero, and UNO will work in close connection to inhabitants of Civitacampomarano.
NOT ONLY WALLS – Four days of collateral events are planned in conjunction with the festival, from guided visits with local schools to an evening of street food, where the community opens their doors to cook typical dishes from the area.
On Saturday, April 23, hiking trips and a workshop to connect space and community, organized by the Legambiente non-profit will further help animate the village. Sunday, April 24 brings acclaimed musician DJ Gruff to Civitacampomarano, where he will meet the inhabitants and use the music of their past to create a new soundtrack.
The full program is available via www.cvtastreetfest.com
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