Street art map in Sint-Niklaas turns city into open-air gallery

The city of Sint-Niklaas has presented an updated street art map that spans more than ten kilometres and features the longest graffiti wall in Belgium.

With 42 murals around the city, Sint-Niklaas has been building up its open-air gallery for over ten years. Belgian artists like ROA and Dzia have contributed their largescale works and there is also a wall poem contributed by novelist Tom Lanoye.

The updated street art map is in the same format as the walking and cycling map, allowing visitors to stop and admire murals on their path. It will be continually updated as more artwork is added during the year.

Mural by artist Smok © JVS
Mural by artist Smok © JVS


MIWA, the inter-municipal waste company, also wants to collaborate with street art this year by painting the glass recycling containers. "This improves the cleanliness of the neighbourhood," the company said. "In other municipalities, MIWA sees that less illegal dumping is done if the environment around the glass containers is pleasant. In Sint-Niklaas, five are already decorated ."

The new street art map is available in the Sint-Niklaas tourist information office and online.

#FlandersNewsService |Mural by ​ Belgian artist Dzia ©BELGA PHOTO BENOIT DOPPAGNE

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