Ixelles offers four days of free performances by local artists
A new four-day artists’ trail proposed by the Brussels municipality of Ixelles and implemented by the non-profit We Art XL association will offer the public a chance to attend a range of cultural events in the university district starting Thursday.
From 12 to 15 October, visitors can enjoy artists’ workshops, concerts, exhibitions, lectures, performances, dance and street-art trails. The hub of the activities will be at the Volta building, a 5,000-square-metre former power station built in 1914 and located on Rue Volta. It will host a group exhibition featuring some 150 contemporary amateur, semi-professional and professional artists from the capital.
The event will capture cultural and social narratives by supporting associations, venues and artists and giving them more visibility through exhibitions and studio visits. Simultaneously, the event highlights the city's architectural heritage while promoting access to culture in general.
Several partners, including Brussels universities ULB and VUB, Ixelles Museum, Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Brussels Philharmonic, have been invited for this first edition.
An assortment of themed tours - street art, multimedia, artists’ studios - are on offer. The Artists’ Trail is “a unique opportunity for the curious to discover art in all its forms: the artistic density around Ixelles cemetery and the quality of the cultural associative fabric in often little-known locations, and to make contact with the artists”, the organisers said in a press release.
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